Clemson Tigers football, 1930–39

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The Clemson Tigers football teams of 1930–1939 represented Clemson Agricultural College in NCAA college football competition.

1930[edit]

1930 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1930 record 8–2 (3–2 SoCon)
Head coach Josh Cody
Captain Johnnie Justus
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1929 1931 »
1930 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Alabama § 8 0 0     10 0 0
Tulane § 5 0 0     8 1 0
Tennessee 6 1 0     9 1 0
Duke 4 1 1     8 1 2
Vanderbilt 5 2 0     8 2 0
Maryland 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 4 2 1     6 3 1
North Carolina 4 2 2     5 3 2
Clemson 3 2 0     8 2 0
Georgia 3 2 1     7 2 1
Kentucky 4 3 0     5 3 0
South Carolina 4 3 0     6 4 0
Virginia Tech 2 3 1     5 3 1
Mississippi State 2 3 0     2 7 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 1     2 6 1
LSU 2 4 0     2 6 1
Virginia 2 5 0     4 6 0
Sewanee 1 4 0     3 6 1
NC State 1 5 0     2 8 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 5 1
Auburn 1 6 0     3 7 0
Washington & Lee 0 4 1     3 6 1
VMI 0 5 0     3 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Date Opponent# Site Result
September 20* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 28–7
September 27* Wofford Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 32–0
October 3* vs. The Citadel Florence, SC W 13–7
October 11 vs. NC State Charlotte, NC (Textile Bowl) W 27–0
October 17* Newberry Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 75–0
October 23 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 20–7
November 1 at Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 0–27
November 8 vs. VMI Bain Field • Norfolk, VA W 32–0
November 15 vs. Florida Jacksonville, FL L 0–27
November 27* at Furman Greenville, SC W 12–7
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1931[edit]

1931 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1931 record 1–6–2 (1–4–0 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely
Captain A. D. Fordham
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1930 1932 »
1931 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulane 8 0 0     11 1 0
Tennessee 6 0 1     9 0 1
Alabama 7 1 0     9 1 0
Georgia 6 1 0     8 2 0
Maryland 4 1 1     8 1 1
Kentucky 4 2 2     5 2 2
LSU 3 2 0     5 4 0
Duke 3 3 1     5 3 2
South Carolina 3 3 1     5 4 1
Auburn 3 3 0     5 3 0
Sewanee 3 3 0     6 3 1
Vanderbilt 3 4 0     5 4 0
North Carolina 2 3 3     4 3 3
Washington & Lee 2 3 0     4 5 1
Florida 2 4 2     2 6 2
Georgia Tech 2 4 1     2 7 1
VMI 2 4 0     3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 6 0
Virginia Tech 1 4 1     3 4 2
Clemson 1 4 0     1 6 2
Ole Miss 1 5 0     2 6 1
Virginia 0 5 1     2 6 1
Mississippi State 0 5 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent# Site Result
September 25* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC T 0–0
October 3 at Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 0–44
October 10 vs. NC State Charlotte, NC (Textile Bowl) W 6–0
October 16* vs. The Citadel Florence, SC L 0–6
October 22 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 0–21
October 31* Oglethorpe Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 0–12
November 7 vs. VMI Bain Field • Norfolk, VA L 6–7
November 14 vs. Alabama Cramton BowlMontgomery, AL L 7–74
November 26* at Furman Greenville, SC T 0–0
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1932[edit]

1932 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1932 record 3–5–1 (0–4–0 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely
Captain Bob Miller
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1931 1933 »
1932 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tennessee § 7 0 1     9 0 1
Auburn § 6 0 1     9 0 1
LSU § 4 0 0     6 3 1
Virginia Tech 6 1 0     8 1 0
Alabama 5 2 0     8 2 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 2     6 1 2
NC State 3 1 1     6 1 2
Tulane 5 2 1     6 2 1
Duke 5 3 0     7 3 0
Georgia Tech 4 4 1     4 5 1
South Carolina 2 2 2     5 4 2
Kentucky 4 5 0     4 5 0
Virginia 2 3 0     5 4 0
Ole Miss 2 3 0     5 6 0
Georgia 2 4 2     2 5 2
Maryland 2 4 0     5 6 0
North Carolina 2 5 1     3 5 2
VMI 1 4 0     2 8 0
Washington & Lee 1 4 0     1 9 0
Florida 1 6 0     3 6 0
Clemson 0 4 0     3 5 1
Mississippi State 0 4 0     3 5 0
Sewanee 0 6 0     2 7 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Date Opponent# Site Result
September 23* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 13–0
October 1 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 14–32
October 8 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) L 0–13
October 14* Erskine Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 19–0
October 20 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 0–14
October 29* at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC T 7–7
November 5* at The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 18–6
November 11 Georgia Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 18–32
November 24* at Furman Greenville, SC L 0–7
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1933[edit]

1933 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1933 record 3–6–2 (0–3–0 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely
Captain John Heinemann
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1932 1934 »
1933 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Duke 4 0 0     9 1 0
South Carolina 3 0 0     6 3 1
North Carolina 2 1 0     4 5 0
VMI 2 1 1     2 7 1
Washington & Lee 1 1 1     4 4 2
Clemson 1 1 0     3 6 2
Virginia Tech 1 1 3     4 3 3
Virginia 1 3 1     2 6 2
Maryland 1 4 0     3 7 0
NC State 0 4 0     1 5 3
† – Conference champion

The first night game in Clemson's history was played October 13 against George Washington at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D. C.

Date Opponent# Site Result
September 23* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC T 6–6
September 30* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 2–39
October 7 NC State Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC (Textile Bowl) W 9–0
October 13* at George Washington Griffith StadiumWashington, D. C. T 0–0
October 19 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 0–7
October 28* vs. Ole Miss Meridian, MS L 0–13
November 4* vs. Wake Forest Charlotte, NC W 13–0
November 11* at Wofford Spartanburg, SC L 13–14
November 18* vs. Mercer Savannah, GA L 0–13
November 25* The Citadel Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 7–0
November 30* at Furman Greenville, SC L 0–6
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1934[edit]

1934 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1934 record 5–4 (2–2 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely
Captain Henry Woodward
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1933 1935 »
1934 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington & Lee 4 0 0     7 3 0
North Carolina 2 0 1     7 1 1
Duke 3 1 0     7 2 0
Maryland 3 1 0     7 3 0
Clemson 2 1 0     5 4 0
Virginia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 0
South Carolina 2 3 0     5 4 0
NC State 1 3 1     2 6 1
Virginia 1 4 0     3 6 0
VMI 0 5 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent# Site Result
September 22* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 6–0
September 29* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 7–12
October 6 at Duke Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 6–20
October 13* at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 0–7
October 25 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 19–0
November 3 at NC State Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) W 12–6
November 10* at Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 0–40
November 17* vs. Mercer Savannah, GA W 32–0
November 29* Furman Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 7–0
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1935[edit]

1935 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1935 record 6–3 (2–1 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely
Captain Henry Shore
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1934 1936 »
1935 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Duke 5 0 0     8 2 0
North Carolina 4 1 0     8 1 0
Maryland 3 1 1     7 2 2
Clemson 2 1 0     6 3 0
Virginia Tech 3 3 1     4 3 2
NC State 2 2 0     6 4 0
Washington & Lee 1 3 1     3 4 1
Virginia 0 3 2     1 5 4
South Carolina 1 4 0     3 7 0
VMI 0 3 1     2 7 1
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent# Site Result
September 21* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 25–6
September 28 at Virginia Tech Miles StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 28–7
October 5* Wake Forest Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 13–7
October 12 at Duke Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 12–38
October 24 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 44–0
November 2* vs. Mercer Augusta, GA W 13–0
November 9* at Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 0–33
November 16* at The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 6–0
November 28* at Furman Greenville, SC L 6–8
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1936[edit]

1936 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1936 record 5–5 (3–3 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely
Captain Net Berry
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1935 1937 »
1936 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Duke 7 0 0     9 1 0
North Carolina 5 1 0     8 2 0
Furman 4 1 0     7 2 0
VMI 4 2 0     6 4 0
Clemson 3 2 0     5 5 0
Maryland 3 2 0     5 5 0
Davidson 4 3 0     5 4 0
Washington & Lee 2 2 0     4 5 0
Wake Forest 2 3 0     5 4 0
NC State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Virginia Tech 3 5 0     5 5 0
South Carolina 2 5 0     5 7 0
Richmond 1 3 0     4 4 2
The Citadel 0 4 0     4 6 0
William & Mary 0 4 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Site Result
September 19* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 19–0
September 26 Virginia Tech Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 20–0
October 3* at #4 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 0–32
October 10 at #11 Duke Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 0–25
October 16 at Wake Forest Wake Forest, NC L 0–6
October 22 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 19–0
October 31* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) W 14–13
November 7 at The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 20–0
November 14* at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY L 6–7
November 26 Furman Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 0–12
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1937[edit]

1937 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1937 record 4–4–1 (2–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely
Captain H. D. Lewis
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1936 1938 »
1937 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Maryland 2 0 0     8 2 0
North Carolina 4 0 1     7 1 1
Clemson 2 0 1     4 4 1
Duke 5 1 0     7 2 1
VMI 4 2 0     5 5 0
NC State 4 2 1     5 3 1
South Carolina 2 2 1     5 6 1
Washington & Lee 2 3 0     4 5 0
The Citadel 2 3 0     7 4 0
Richmond 2 3 0     5 4 1
Furman 1 2 2     4 3 2
Virginia Tech 2 4 0     5 5 0
William & Mary 1 3 0     4 5 0
Wake Forest 1 4 0     3 6 0
Davidson 1 6 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Site Result
September 18* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 46–0
September 25* at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 0–7
October 2* at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 6–21
October 9* at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–14
October 21 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 34–6
October 30 Wake Forest Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 32–0
November 6* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 0–7
November 13* at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 10–9
November 25 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC T 0–0
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1938[edit]

1938 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
1938 record 7–1–1 (4–0–1 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely
Captain Charlie Woods
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1937 1939 »
1938 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Duke 5 0 0     9 1 0
Clemson 3 0 1     7 1 1
VMI 4 0 3     6 1 4
North Carolina 4 1 0     6 2 1
Richmond 3 2 1     6 3 1
Washington & Lee 2 2 0     4 4 1
NC State 3 3 1     3 7 1
South Carolina 2 2 0     6 4 1
Wake Forest 3 4 1     4 5 1
Virginia Tech 2 3 2     3 5 2
The Citadel 2 3 0     6 5 0
Maryland 1 2 0     2 7 0
Davidson 2 6 0     4 6 0
Furman 0 4 1     2 7 1
William & Mary 0 4 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Site Result
September 17* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 26–0
September 24* at #19 Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 13–10
October 1* at #2 Tennessee Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 7–20
October 8 vs. VMI Memorial StadiumCharlotte, NC T 7–7
October 20 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 34–12
October 28 at Wake Forest Wake Forest, NC W 7–0
November 5 vs. George Washington Greenville, NC W 27–0
November 12* at Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 14–0
November 24 Furman Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 10–7
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1939[edit]

1939 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
AP #12
1939 record 9–1 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely
Captain Joe Payne
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
« 1938 1940 »
1939 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Duke 5 0 0     8 1 0
#12 Clemson 4 0 0     9 1 0
North Carolina 5 1 0     8 1 1
VMI 3 1 1     6 3 1
Richmond 3 1 1     7 1 2
Furman 3 3 0     5 4 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     7 3 0
William & Mary 1 1 1     6 2 1
NC State 2 4 0     2 8 0
Washington & Lee 1 2 0     3 4 1
South Carolina 1 3 0     3 6 1
Virginia Tech 1 4 1     4 5 1
Davidson 1 7 0     2 7 0
Maryland 0 1 0     2 7 0
The Citadel 0 4 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Clemson participated in its first bowl game, beating Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 18–0
September 30* at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 6–7
October 7 vs. NC State Charlotte, NC (Textile Bowl) W 25–6
October 19 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 27–0
October 28* at Navy Thompson StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 15–7
November 3* at George Washington Washington, D. C. W 13–6
November 11 Wake Forest Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 20–7
November 18* at Southwestern Presbyterian #16 Memphis, TN W 21–6
November 25 at Furman #15 Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 10–7
January 1* vs. #11 Boston College #12 Cotton BowlDallas Texas (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 6–3
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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