CLEMSON, S.C. — It is Senior Day at Memorial Stadium, as Clemson will honor its 2022 Senior Class today when the Tigers host Miami at 3:30 p.m.
In years in which Clemson hosts its annual regular season finale against South Carolina, the Tigers elect to hold Senior Day the game prior to the rivalry contest.
This year’s senior class holds a 43-7 record in the last four years, the third most wins in the nation in that span.
The Tigers (9-1, 7-0 ACC) needs two more wins to become only the eighth four-year class in school history to win at least 45 career games.
These seniors have helped Clemson qualify for three ACC Championship Games (including 2022) and, with a victory in Charlotte, can become only the 11th class in school history to win at least three ACC titles in a four-year span. The other senior classes with at least three titles in four years include the 1959, 1967, 1968, 1988, 1989, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 seniors.
In the last four seasons, Clemson has won 36 games against Power Five conference opponents, tied with Alabama and Georgia for the most in the country since 2019. They have been ranked in the AP Top 25 for 54 polls, in the AP Top 10 for 49 polls, and in the AP Top 5 for 45 polls.
The group was also part of 14 of Clemson’s 25 all-time rankings at No. 1. They are presently 24-0 at Death Valley and has the opportunity to finish 26-0 at home in their careers, which would be one win shy of the school record for home wins set by the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 senior classes (27).
They can become the third straight Clemson senior class to finish perfect at home, a first in the modern era. Clemson was undefeated at home in its first eight seasons from 1896-1903 but only played five total home games in that span.
Here are a few other things you need to know about today’s game:
Opponent: Miami (5-5, 3-3 ACC)
Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.
Latest Line: Clemson minus-19.0
All-Time Series: Tied 6-6
Games at Clemson: Miami leads 2-1
Games at Miami: Clemson leads 4-3
Neutral Site: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting: Clemson won 42-17, 2020
Streak: Clemson, three
What to Watch for This Week:
- Clemson attempting to produce its 19th 10-win season in program history. It would be Clemson’s 12th 10-win season under Head Coach Dabo Swinney.
- Clemson attempting to win 10 games for a school-record 12th consecutive season.
- Clemson is presently one of three FBS programs ever to post 11 consecutive 10-win seasons alongside Florida State (14 from 1987- 2000) and Alabama (14 from 2008-21).
- Clemson is already the only school to win 10 games in double-digit consecutive seasons as a member of the ACC, as only the final nine of Florida State’s 14-straight 10-win seasons came during the Seminoles’ tenure in the ACC.
- Clemson attempting to win its sixth home game of the season to add to its active 11-year streak of winning at least six games at Memorial Stadium. The next longest streak of six-plus home wins in the country entering 2022 was five years (Notre Dame).
- Clemson attempting to win its 40th consecutive home game to extend the longest home winning streak in ACC history. No member of Clemson’s roster has lost a home game at Clemson in their careers.
- Clemson (39) attempting to tie the 1907-18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (40) for the eighth-longest home winning streak in FBS history.
- Clemson attempting to produce only the ninth 40- game home winning streak in FBS history. It would be the first in the FBS since Nebraska from 1991-98 (47).
- Head Coach Dabo Swinney attempting to join Alabama’s Bear Bryant (57 from 1963-82), Michigan’s Fielding Yost (50 from 1901-07) and Texas’ Darrell Royal (42 from 1968-76) as the only FBS head coaches ever to preside over the entirety of a program’s home winning streak of 40 games or more.
- Clemson attempting to add to its national-best 58-1 record at home in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014).
- Clemson attempting to finish with a perfect record in ACC regular season play for the ninth time in program history, joining the 1967 (6-0), 1978 (6-0), 1981 (6- 0), 1982 (6-0), 1983 (7-0), 2015 (8-0), 2018 (8-0) and 2019 (8-0) seasons.
- Clemson attempting to win an 11th consecutive game against conference opponents, dating to last season. It would tie for Clemson’s fourth-longest streak against conference opponents since the formation of the ACC in 1953.
- Head Coach Dabo Swinney (159) attempting to tie Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops (160) for the second-most victories in the first 15 seasons of a head coaching career in FBS history.
—Courtesy of Clemson Athletic Communications