Clemson Tigers football, 1896–99

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Clemson's first football team

The Clemson Tigers football teams of 1896–1899 represented Clemson Agricultural College in college football competition. Professor Walter Riggs brought the game to Clemson from his alma mater, Auburn, where he was a member of Auburn's first football team.


1896[edit]

1896 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Independent
1896 record 2–1
Head coach Walter Riggs
Captain R. G. Hamilton
Seasons
1897 »
Date Opponent Site Result
October 31 at Furman Greenville, SC W 14–6
November 12 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 6–12
November 21 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 16–0

1897[edit]

1897 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Independent
1897 record 2–2
Head coach William M. Williams
Captain W. T. Brock
Seasons
« 1896 1898 »
Date Opponent Site Result
October 9 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA L 0–24
October 23 at Charlotte YMCA Charlotte, NC W 10–0
October 25 at North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC L 0–28
November 10 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 18–6

1898[edit]

1898 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Independent
1898 record 3–1
Head coach John Penton
Captain Shack Shealy
Seasons
« 1897 1899 »
Date Opponent Site Result
October 8 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA L 8–20
October 20 Bingham Calhoun, SC W 55–0
November 17 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 24–0
November 24 vs. Georgia Tech Augusta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) W 23–0

1899[edit]

1899 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1899 record 4–2 (3–2 SIAA)
Head coach Walter Riggs
Captain J. N. Walker
Seasons
« 1898 1900 »
Date Opponent Site Result
October 7 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA L 0–11
October 14 vs. Davidson Rock Hill, SC W 10–0
October 28 at Auburn Auburn, AL L 0–34
November 9* at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 34–0
November 18 vs. North Carolina A&M Rock Hill, SC (Textile Bowl) W 24–0
November 30 vs. Georgia Tech Greenville, SC (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) W 41–5
*Non-Conference Game.

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