CLEMSON, S.C. – The fifth-ranked Clemson Tigers host Louisiana Tech Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.
The Tigers (2-0) are looking for their 36th consecutive home victory. However, in order to do that, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney says the Tigers will need a little help from the fans.
“We need a great crowd,” he said. “We don’t need to take for granted how hard it is to win. It’s hard to win. We have won a bunch of games at home and have beaten a lot of people, but our environment is one of the main reasons.
“Let’s show up and have an unbelievable environment. We’ll get our guys on our end to show up as well.”
Here are a few things you need to know about Saturday’s game.
Opponent: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Kickoff: 8 p.m.
Latest Line: Clemson minus-33
All-Time Series: Clemson leads 3-0
Games at Clemson: Clemson leads 2-0
Games on the Road: 0-0
Neutral Site: Clemson leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Clemson won 51-0 in 2006
Series Streak: Clemson has won three in a row
- Saturday’s game will be Clemson’s second of the season in prime time, but its first night game at Death Valley in 2022. Clemson is 41-7 at night since 2015 and 22-4 in night games since 2018. Under newly installed LED lights as part of recent renovations to Memorial Stadium, Clemson will attempt to win its 18th consecutive night game in Death Valley, a streak that dates to the middle of the 2013 season.
- Clemson’s win over Furman in the Tigers’ home opener, marked the 35th consecutive game in which the Tigers have walked out of Memorial Stadium victorious, tying the 2006-11 Boise State Broncos for the 14th-longest home winning streak in FBS history.
- Clemson’s streak is only the 15th home winning streak of 35 games or more in FBS history and is two games shy of the ACC record (Florida State, 37 from 1992-2001).
- Clemson has won eight consecutive games, the longest streak in the Power Five. Clemson has not trailed at any point in its last five games, victories against Wake Forest, South Carolina, Iowa State, Georgia Tech and Furman. Clemson last trailed on November 13, 2021, until the Tigers turned a 7-3 deficit against UConn into a 10-7 lead on a Will Swinney fake field goal for a first-quarter touchdown in an eventual 44-7 win.
- Clemson attempting to win a 36th consecutive game against unranked opponents when ranked in the AP Top 5, the longest active streak in college football according to ESPN Stats & Info.
- Clemson attempting to improve to 75-2 at home against AP-unranked opponents under Dabo Swinney. Clemson’s only home losses under Swinney to opponents unranked in the AP Poll came in Swinney’s first game as interim head coach in 2008 (21-17 loss to Georgia Tech) and during a national championship season in 2016 (43-42 loss to Pitt).
- Clemson has won its last 30 games against AP-unranked opponents in Death Valley.
- Clemson attempting to reach the 30-point mark for the eighth time in a nine-game span, dating to last season. Clemson has averaged 34.8 points during its current eight-game winning streak.
- Running back Will Shipley attempting to rush for a touchdown in a sixth consecutive game, dating to last season. His active five-game streak represents Clemson’s longest since Travis Etienne rushed for a touchdown in seven straight games in 2020.
- Shipley attempting to become the first Clemson player since at least 1980 to open a season with multiple rushing touchdowns in three straight games. Last week, Shipley became the first Clemson player to score multiple rushing touchdowns in each of the first two games of a season since Wesley McFadden did it in 1987.
—Clemson Athletic Communications contributed to this story