Clemson Tigers football, 1920–29

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The Clemson Tigers football teams of 1920–1929 represented Clemson Agricultural College in NCAA college football competition.

1920[edit]

1920 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1920 record 4–6–1 (2–6–0 SIAA)
Head coach Edward Donahue
Captain Boo Armstrong
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1919 1921 »
Date Opponent Site Result
September 24* Erskine Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 26–0
October 1* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC T 7–7
October 2* Newberry Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 26–6
October 10 Wofford Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 13–7
October 15 Alabama Polytechnic Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 0–21
October 23 at Tennessee 15th and Cumberland Field • Knoxville, TN L 0–26
October 28 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 0–3
November 6 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 0–7
November 11 vs. The Citadel County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC W 26–0
November 20 at Furman Greenville, SC L 0–14
November 25 at Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA L 0–55
*Non-Conference Game.

1921[edit]

1921 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association / Southern Conference
1921 record 1–6–2 (0–5–2 / 0–3–0 SIAA / SoCon)
Head coach E. J. Stewart
Captain J. H. Spearman
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1920 1922 »
Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 at Centre Danville, KY L 0–14
October 7* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 34–0
October 14 at Alabama Polytechnic Drake FieldAuburn, AL L 0–56
October 21 at Furman Greenville, SC T 0–0
October 27 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 0–21
November 5 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 7–48
November 10 vs. The Citadel County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC T 7–7
November 18* Erskine Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 0–13
November 24 at Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA L 0–28
*Non-Conference Game.

1922[edit]

1922 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association / Southern Conference
1922 record 5–4 (2–4 / 1–2 SIAA / SoCon)
Head coach E. J. Stewart
Captain E. H. Emanuel
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1921 1923 »
1922 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Carolina § 5 0 0     9 1 0
Georgia Tech § 4 0 0     7 2 0
Vanderbilt § 4 0 0     8 0 1
Virginia Tech 3 0 0     8 1 1
Florida 2 0 0     7 2 0
Auburn 2 1 0     8 2 0
Tennessee 3 2 0     8 2 0
Alabama 3 2 1     6 3 1
Virginia 1 1 1     4 4 1
Mississippi A&M 2 3 0     3 4 2
Kentucky 1 2 0     6 3 0
Clemson 1 2 0     5 4 0
Washington & Lee 1 2 0     5 3 1
Maryland 1 2 0     4 5 1
LSU 1 2 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 3 1     5 4 1
Tulane 1 4 0     4 4 0
South Carolina 0 2 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 0 2 0     4 5 1
NC State 0 5 0     4 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions


Clemson's 100th win came October 13 vs. Presbyterian.

Date Opponent Site Result
September 30 Centre Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 0–21
October 7* Newberry Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 57–0
October 13* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 13–0
October 26 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 3–0
November 4 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 7–21
November 11 at The Citadel College Park StadiumCharleston, SC W 18–0
November 18* Erskine Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 52–0
November 25 at Furman Greenville, SC L 6–20
December 2 at Florida Barrs Field • Jacksonville, FL L 14–47
*Non-Conference Game.

1923[edit]

1923 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1923 record 5–2–1 (1–1–1 SoCon)
Head coach Bud Saunders
Captain Butch Holohan
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1922 1924 »
1923 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington & Lee § 4 0 1     6 3 1
Vanderbilt § 3 0 1     5 2 1
Florida 1 0 2     6 1 2
Georgia Tech 1 0 4     3 2 4
VMI 5 1 0     9 1 0
Alabama 4 1 1     7 2 1
Virginia Tech 4 2 0     6 3 0
Maryland 2 1 0     7 2 1
Mississippi A & M 2 1 2     5 2 2
Georgia 3 2 0     5 3 1
Tennessee 4 3 0     5 4 1
Tulane 2 2 1     6 3 1
North Carolina 2 2 1     5 3 1
Clemson 1 1 1     5 2 1
NC State 1 5 0     3 7 0
Auburn 0 1 3     3 3 3
Kentucky 0 2 2     4 3 2
Virginia 0 4 1     3 5 1
LSU 0 3 0     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0     4 6 0
South Carolina 0 4 0     4 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions


Date Opponent Site Result
September 29 Alabama Polytechnic Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC T 0–0
October 6* Newberry Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 32–0
October 13* at Centre Danville, KY L 7–28
October 25 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 7–6
November 3 at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA L 6–25
November 9* at Davidson Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 12–0
November 17* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 20–0
November 29* at Furman Greenville, SC W 7–6
*Non-Conference Game.

1924[edit]

1924 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1924 record 2–6 (0–3 SoCon)
Head coach Bud Saunders
Captain Charlie Robinson
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1923 1925 »
1924 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama 5 0 0     8 1 0
Georgia 5 1 0     7 3 0
Florida 2 0 1     6 2 2
Tulane 4 1 0     8 1 0
Washington & Lee 4 1 1     6 3 1
Mississippi State 3 2 0     5 4 0
Sewanee 3 2 0     6 4 0
South Carolina 3 2 0     7 3 0
Virginia 3 2 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 2 1     5 3 1
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 3 1
Virginia Tech 2 2 3     4 2 3
VMI 2 3 1     6 3 1
North Carolina 2 3 0     4 5 0
Kentucky 2 3 0     4 5 0
Maryland 1 2 1     3 3 3
Auburn 2 4 1     4 4 1
NC State 1 4 1     2 4 2
LSU 0 3 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 0 3 0     4 5 0
Clemson 0 3 0     2 6 0
Tennessee 0 4 0     3 5 0
† – Conference champion


Date Opponent Site Result
September 27* Elon Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 60–0
October 4 at Alabama Polytechnic Drake FieldAuburn, AL L 0–13
October 11* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 14–0
October 23 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 0–3
November 1 Virginia Tech Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 6–50
November 8* vs. Davidson Charlotte, NC L 0–7
November 11* vs. The Citadel Anderson, SC L 0–20
November 27* Furman Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 0–3
*Non-Conference Game.

1925[edit]

1925 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1925 record 1–7 (0–4 SoCon)
Head coach Bud Saunders
Captain G. I. Finklea
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1924 1926 »
1925 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama § 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane § 5 0 0     9 0 1
North Carolina 4 0 1     7 1 1
Washington & Lee 5 1 0     5 5 0
Virginia 4 1 1     7 1 1
Georgia Tech 4 1 1     6 2 1
Kentucky 4 2 0     6 3 0
Florida 3 2 0     8 2 0
Auburn 3 2 1     5 3 1
Virginia Tech 3 3 1     5 3 2
Vanderbilt 3 3 0     6 3 0
Tennessee 2 2 1     5 2 1
South Carolina 2 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 4 0     6 4 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     4 4 1
Mississippi State 1 4 0     3 4 1
LSU 0 2 1     5 3 1
NC State 0 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0     5 5 0
Clemson 0 4 0     1 7 0
Maryland 0 4 0     2 5 1
§ – Conference co-champions


Date Opponent Site Result
September 26* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 9–14
October 3 Alabama Polytechnic Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 6–13
October 10 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 6–19
October 22 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 0–33
October 29* at Wofford Spartanburg, SC L 0–13
November 7 Florida Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 0–42
November 14* at The Citadel College Park StadiumCharleston, SC W 6–0
November 26* Furman Greenville, SC L 0–26
*Non-Conference Game.

1926[edit]

1926 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1926 record 2–7 (1–3 SoCon)
Head coach Bud Saunders (4 games)
Bob Williams (5 games)
Captain B. C. Harvey
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1925 1927 »
1926 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama 8 0 0     9 0 1
Tennessee 5 1 0     8 1 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 0     8 1 0
Georgia 4 2 0     5 4 0
South Carolina 4 2 0     6 4 0
Virginia 4 2 1     6 2 2
Virginia Tech 3 2 1     5 3 1
Washington & Lee 3 2 1     4 3 2
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 3 3 0     4 5 0
Auburn 3 3 0     5 4 0
LSU 3 3 0     6 3 0
Ole Miss 2 2 0     5 4 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     5 4 0
VMI 2 4 0     5 5 0
Tulane 2 4 0     3 5 1
Maryland 1 3 1     5 4 1
Clemson 1 3 0     2 7 0
Florida 1 4 1     2 6 2
Kentucky 1 4 1     2 6 1
NC State 0 4 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 0 5 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion


Date Opponent Site Result
September 18* Erskine Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 7–0
September 25* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 0–14
October 2 at Alabama Polytechnic Drake FieldAuburn, AL L 0–47
October 9 NC State Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC (Textile Bowl) W 7–3
October 21 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 0–24
October 28* at Wofford Spartanburg, SC L 0–3
November 6 at Florida Fleming FieldGainesville, FL L 0–33
November 13* The Citadel Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 6–15
November 25* at Furman Greenville, SC L 0–30
*Non-Conference Game.

1927[edit]

1927 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1927 record 5–3–1 (2–2–0 SoCon)
Head coach Josh Cody
Captain Bud Eskew
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1926 1928 »
1927 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NC State § 4 0 0     9 1 0
Georgia Tech § 7 0 1     8 1 1
Tennessee § 5 0 1     8 0 1
Vanderbilt 5 0 2     8 1 2
Georgia 6 1 0     9 1 0
Florida 5 2 0     7 3 0
Ole Miss 3 2 0     5 3 0
Virginia 4 4 0     5 4 0
Clemson 2 2 0     5 3 1
Alabama 3 4 1     5 4 1
LSU 2 3 1     4 4 1
Mississippi State 2 3 0     5 3 0
Washington & Lee 2 3 0     4 4 1
Virginia Tech 2 3 0     5 4 0
Maryland 3 5 0     4 7 0
South Carolina 2 4 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 4 0     6 4 0
Tulane 2 5 1     2 5 1
North Carolina 2 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     2 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 6 1
Auburn 0 6 1     0 7 2
§ – Conference co-champions


Date Opponent Site Result
September 24* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC T 0–0
October 1 Alabama Polytechnic Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 3–0
October 8 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) L 6–18
October 14* Erskine Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 25–6
October 20 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 20–0
October 29* Wofford Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 6–0
November 5* at The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 13–0
November 12 at Georgia Sanford FieldAthens, GA L 0–32
November 24* at Furman Greenville, SC L 0–28
*Non-Conference Game.

1928[edit]

1928 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1928 record 8–3 (4–2 SoCon)
Head coach Josh Cody
Captain O. K. Pressley
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1927 1929 »
1928 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia Tech 7 0 0     10 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
Florida 6 1 0     8 1 0
Virginia Tech 4 1 0     7 2 0
Alabama 6 2 0     6 3 0
LSU 3 1 1     6 2 1
Clemson 4 2 0     8 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     8 2 0
Tulane 3 3 1     6 3 1
Ole Miss 3 3 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 2 2 2     5 3 2
Kentucky 2 2 1     4 3 1
South Carolina 2 2 1     6 2 2
Maryland 2 3 1     6 3 1
VMI 2 3 1     5 3 2
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 0
NC State 1 3 1     4 5 1
Mississippi State 1 4 0     2 4 2
Virginia 1 6 0     2 6 1
Washington & Lee 1 6 0     2 8 0
Sewanee 0 5 0     2 7 0
Auburn 0 7 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion


Date Opponent Site Result
September 22* Newberry Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 30–0
September 29* Davidson Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 6–0
October 6 at Alabama Polytechnic Drake FieldAuburn, AL W 6–0
October 12 vs. NC State Florence, SC (Textile Bowl) W 7–0
October 19* Erskine Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 52–0
October 25 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 32–0
November 3 at Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 7–26
November 10 vs. VMI Lynchburg, VA W 12–0
November 17 vs. Florida Fairfield StadiumJacksonville, FL L 6–27
November 29* at Furman Greenville, SC W 27–12
December 8* at The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 7–12
*Non-Conference Game.

1929[edit]

1929 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1929 record 8–3 (3–3 SoCon)
Head coach Josh Cody
Captain O. D. Padgett
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1928 1930 »
1929 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane 6 0 0     9 0 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
North Carolina 7 1 0     9 1 0
Florida 6 1 0     8 2 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     7 2 0
Kentucky 3 1 1     6 1 1
Georgia 4 2 0     6 4 0
VMI 4 2 0     8 2 0
Duke 2 1 0     4 6 0
LSU 3 2 0     6 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Clemson 3 3 0     8 3 0
Virginia Tech 2 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 5 0     3 6 0
South Carolina 2 5 0     6 5 0
Virginia 1 3 2     4 3 2
Maryland 1 3 1     4 4 2
Washington & Lee 1 4 1     3 5 1
Ole Miss 0 4 2     1 6 2
Mississippi State 0 3 1     1 5 2
Sewanee 0 4 1     2 5 2
NC State 0 5 0     1 8 0
Auburn 0 7 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion


Date Opponent Site Result
September 21* Newberry Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 68–0
September 28* vs. Davidson Charlotte, NC W 32–14
October 5 Alabama Polytechnic Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 26–7
October 11 vs. NC State Florence, SC (Textile Bowl) W 26–0
October 18* at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 30–0
October 24 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 21–14
November 2 at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 6–44
November 9 vs. VMI Norfolk, VA L 0–12
November 16 at Florida Fleming FieldGainesville, FL L 7–13
November 23* The Citadel Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 13–0
November 28* Furman Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 7–6
*Non-Conference Game.

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