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With the Win: Clemson 31, Syracuse 14

September 30, 2023

Clemson improved to 10-2 all-time against Syracuse. 

Syracuse became the 19th program against which Clemson has earned double-digit victories all-time, joining South Carolina (72), Wake Forest (70), NC State (60), Furman (44), Virginia (40), North Carolina (39), Duke (37), Georgia Tech (35), Maryland (34), The Citadel (33), Presbyterian (33), Virginia Tech (23), Boston College (21), Georgia (18), Florida State (15), Auburn (15), Wofford (13) and Davidson (11).

Clemson won a sixth straight game against Syracuse to add to the longest streak by either team in series history.

Clemson improved to 5-1 in road games at Syracuse all-time.

Clemson improved to 23-11 against undefeated teams (with a minimum of four games played) since 1970.

Clemson moved to 15-4 against undefeated teams 4-0 or better during Head Coach Dabo Swinney's tenure. Swinney improved to 14-3 against those squads since 2015.

Clemson improved to 68-7 against ACC opponents (including postseason play) since the start of the 2015 season. 

Clemson earned its national-best 35th road win since 2015. Boise State can tie Clemson’s lead in that category this afternoon. Clemson is now 35-6 in true road games since 2015.

Clemson improved to 33-8 in games following a loss under Swinney, including season openers following a loss in the previous season finale. 

Clemson rebounded from last week’s loss and still has not lost back-to-back games in the same season since November 2011, the nation's longest such streak. Clemson has now played 159 games since losing consecutive games in a single season.

Clemson improved to 89-10 in regular season play since the start of the 2015 season. Eight of Clemson’s 10 regular season losses in that span have been decided by a final margin of 10 or fewer points.

Clemson improved to 127-16 against AP-unranked teams under Dabo Swinney and is now 104-6 in those games since the start of the 2012 season.

Clemson is now 130-3 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.

Clemson is now 78-6 when scoring first since 2015.

Clemson has now won 109 of its last 114 games when leading at halftime.

Clemson now has a 125-6 record when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011.

Clemson now has a 73-4 record when winning the turnover margin since 2011.

Clemson has now won 109 of its last 110 games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010).

Swinney earned his 164th career win to pull within one victory of College Football Hall of Famer Frank Howard’s career record at Clemson (165).

Swinney (100-21) tied Howard's school record for career regular season conference victories (100). Howard went 100-48-5 in conference play across the Southern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference.

Swinney (100) joined Bobby Bowden (117) as the only coaches in history to win at least 100 games in ACC regular season competition.

Swinney made Syracuse the fifth program against which he's earned 10 career victories, joining Wake Forest (14), Boston College (14), NC State (11) and Georgia Tech (11). 

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