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The Clemson Tigers football teams of 1970–1979 represented Clemson University in NCAA Division I-A college football competition.

1970[edit]

1970 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1970 record 3–8 (2–4 ACC)
Head coach Hootie Ingram
Captain B. B. Elvington, Jim Sursavage, Ray Yauger
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »
1970 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wake Forest 5 1 0     6 5 0
North Carolina 5 2 0     8 4 0
Duke 5 2 0     6 5 0
South Carolina 3 2 1     4 6 1
NC State 2 3 1     3 7 1
Clemson 2 4 0     3 8 0
Maryland 2 4 0     2 9 0
Virginia 0 6 0     5 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12* The Citadel Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 24–0
34,000
September 19 Virginia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 27–17
30,000
September 26* at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–38
55,682
October 3* at #15 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 7–28
50,133
October 10* #9 Auburn Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–44
40,000
October 17 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC L 20–36
18,500
October 24 Duke Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 10–24
30,000
October 31 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 24–11
12,500
November 7 at Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 13–38
25,126
November 14 North Carolina Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 7–42
27,000
November 21 South Carolina Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) L 32–38
51,500
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1971[edit]

1971 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1971 record 5–6 (4–2 ACC)
Head coach Hootie Ingram
Captain Larry Hefner, John McMakin
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1970 1972 »
1971 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Carolina   6 0         8 4  
Clemson   5 2         5 6  
South Carolina   4 2         6 5  
Duke   3 3         6 5  
Wake Forest   2 4         6 5  
Virginia   2 4         3 8  
NC State   2 5         3 8  
Maryland   1 5         2 9  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[2]
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11* Kentucky Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 10–13
34,000
September 25* #14 Georgia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–28
38,000
October 2* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 14–24
50,239
October 9 vs. #14 Duke Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA (Oyster Bowl) W 3–0
20,000
October 16 vs. Virginia City StadiumRichmond, VA (Tobacco Bowl) W 35–15
20,000
October 23* at #5 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 13–35
55,000
October 30 Wake Forest Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 10–9
34,000
November 6 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 13–26
45,500
November 13 Maryland Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 20–14
25,000
November 20 North Carolina State Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Textile Bowl) L 23–31
28,000
November 27* at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) W 17–7
57,242
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1972[edit]

1972 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1972 record 4–7 (2–5 ACC)
Head coach Hootie Ingram
Captain Wade Hughes, Buddy King, Frank Wirth
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 North Carolina 6 0 0     11 1 0
#17 NC State 4 1 1     8 3 1
Maryland 3 2 1     5 5 1
Duke 3 3 0     5 6 0
Clemson 2 4 0     4 7 0
Virginia 1 5 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[3]
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 9* The Citadel Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 13–0
40,000
September 23* at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 10–29
19,500
September 30* at #2 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 3–52
61,210
October 7* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 9–31
48,624
October 14 Duke Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–7
33,000
October 21 Virginia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 37–21
31,000
October 28 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumClemson, SC W 31–0
16,000
November 4 North Carolina Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 10–26
41,000
November 11 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 6–31
29,326
November 18 at North Carolina State Carter StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) L 17–42
31,000
November 25* South Carolina Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) W 7–6
45,000
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1973[edit]

1973 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1973 record 5–6 (4–2 ACC)
Head coach Red Parker
Captain Mike Buckner, Ken Pengitore
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »
1973 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 NC State 6 0 0     9 3 0
#20 Maryland 5 1 0     8 4 0
Clemson 4 2 0     5 6 0
Virginia 3 3 0     4 7 0
Duke 1 4 1     2 8 1
North Carolina 1 5 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 0 5 1     1 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[4]
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8* The Citadel Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 14–12
40,000
September 22* at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 14–31
48,280
September 29* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 21–29
48,062
October 6* Texas A&M Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 15–30
30,000
October 13 Virginia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 32–27
28,000
October 20 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 24–8
33,800
October 27 North Carolina State Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Textile Bowl) L 6–29
34,000
November 3 Wake Forest Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 35–8
23,000
November 10 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 37–29
37,500
November 17 Maryland Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 13–28
31,500
November 24* at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) L 20–32
55,615
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1974[edit]

1974 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1974 record 7–4 (4–2 ACC)
Head coach Red Parker
Captain Willie Anderson, Mark Fellers, Jim Ness, Ken Peeples
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »
1974 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Maryland 6 0 0     8 4 0
#11 NC State 4 2 0     9 2 1
Clemson 4 2 0     7 4 0
North Carolina 4 2 0     7 5 0
Duke 2 4 0     6 5 0
Virginia 1 5 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[5]
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 14* at #20 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 0–24
38,792
September 21 at #15 North Carolina State Carter StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) L 10–31
38,800
September 28* Georgia Tech Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) W 21–17
42,000
October 5* Georgia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 28–24
42,800
October 12 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 0–41
32,644
October 19 Duke Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 17–13
41,000
October 26* at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 28–29
66,334
November 2 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC W 21–9
13,200
November 9 North Carolina Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 54–32
41,400
November 16 Virginia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 28–9
34,100
November 23* South Carolina Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) W 39–21
52,575
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1975[edit]

1975 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1975 record 2–9 (2–3 ACC)
Head coach Red Parker
Captain Bennie Cunningham, Neal Jetton, Dennis Smith, Jimmy Williamson
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »
1975 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Maryland 5 0 0     9 2 1
Duke 3 0 2     4 5 2
NC State 2 2 1     7 4 1
Wake Forest 3 3 0     3 8 0
Clemson 2 3 0     2 9 0
North Carolina 1 4 1     3 7 1
Virginia 0 4 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[6]
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 13* Tulane Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 13–17
45,100
September 20* at #14 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 0–56
58,383
September 27* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 28–33
46,212
October 4* at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 7–35
57,800
October 11 Wake Forest Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 16–14
45,000
October 18 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC L 21–25
31,500
October 25 North Carolina State Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Textile Bowl) L 7–45
45,000
November 1* Florida State Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 7–43
33,000
November 8 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 38–32
40,000
November 15 Maryland Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 20–22
32,000
November 22* at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) L 20–56
57,197
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1976[edit]

1976 Clemson Tigers football
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1976 record 3–6–2 (0–4–1 ACC)
Head coach Red Parker
Captain Malcolm Marler, Mike O'Cain, Randy Scott, Joey Walters
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
1976 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Maryland 5 0 0     11 1 0
North Carolina 4 1 0     9 3 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 3 1     5 5 1
NC State 2 3 0     3 7 1
Virginia 1 3 0     2 9 0
Clemson 0 4 1     3 6 2
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[7]
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11* The Citadel Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 10–7
45,600
September 18* #9 Georgia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–41
41,000
September 25* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) T 24–24
43,397
October 2* at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 19–21
78,161
October 9 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC L 14–20
18,000
October 16 Duke Memorial StadiumClemson, SC T 18–18
41,500
October 23 at North Carolina State Carter StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) L 21–38
36,500
October 30* at Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 15–12
21,473
November 6 North Carolina Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 23–27
39,200
November 13 at #6 Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 0–20
40,288
November 20* South Carolina Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) W 28–9
54,129
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1977[edit]

1977 Clemson Tigers football
Gator Bowl, L 3–34 vs. Pittsburgh
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
AP #19
1977 record 8–3–1 (4–1–1 ACC)
Head coach Charley Pell
Captain Steve Fuller, Steve Godfrey, Randy Scott
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 North Carolina 5 0 1     8 3 1
#19 Clemson 4 1 1     8 3 1
NC State 4 2 0     8 4 0
Maryland 4 2 0     8 4 0
Duke 2 4 0     5 6 0
Virginia 1 5 0     1 9 1
Wake Forest 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10 #10 Maryland Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 14–21
44,650
September 17* at #17 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 7–6
55,100
September 24* at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) W 31–14
51,116
October 1* at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 31–13
34,000
October 8 Virginia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 31–0
49,830
October 15 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 17–11
26,500
October 22 North Carolina State #20 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Textile Bowl) W 7–3
50,304
October 29 Wake Forest #16 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 26–0
40,445
November 5 at North Carolina #13 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC T 13–13
50,400
November 12* #5 Notre Dame #15 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 17–21
54,189
November 19* at South Carolina #15 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) W 31–27
56,410
December 30* vs. #10 Pittsburgh #11 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) L 3–34
72,289
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Clemson 10 7 7 7 31
South Carolina 0 0 7 20 27

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1978[edit]

1978 Clemson Tigers football
ACC Champion
Gator Bowl, W 17–15 vs. Ohio State
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #6
AP #6
1978 record 11–1 (6–0 ACC)
Head coach Charley Pell (regular season)
Danny Ford (bowl game)
Captain Steve Fuller, Randy Scott
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Clemson 6 0 0     11 1 0
#20 Maryland 5 1 0     9 3 0
#18 NC State 4 2 0     9 3 0
North Carolina 3 3 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 4 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     1 10 0
Virginia 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16* The Citadel Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 58–3
54,075
September 23* at Georgia #8 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–12
60,000
September 30* Villanova Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 31–0
46,000
October 7* Virginia Tech Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 38–7
53,800
October 14 at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 30–14
19,243
October 21 Duke Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 28–8
51,109
October 28 at North Carolina State #20 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) W 33–10
45,000
November 4 at Wake Forest #16 Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC W 51–6
30,400
November 11 North Carolina #15 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 13–9
53,800
November 18 at #11 Maryland #12 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 28–24
51,376
November 25* South Carolina #10 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) W 41–23
63,479
December 29* vs. #20 Ohio State #7 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 17–15
72,011
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

1979[edit]

1979 Clemson Tigers football
Peach Bowl, L 18–24 vs. Baylor
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1979 record 8–4 (4–2 ACC)
Head coach Danny Ford
Captain Bubba Brown, Billy Lott
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
NC State 5 1 0     7 4 0
Clemson 4 2 0     8 4 0
Maryland 4 2 0     7 4 0
Wake Forest 3 2 0     8 4 0
#15 North Carolina 3 3 0     8 3 1
Virginia 1 4 0     6 5 0
Duke 0 6 0     2 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Clemson's 300th win came September 22 against Georgia.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8* Furman Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 21–0
55,000
September 15 Maryland Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–19
52,474
September 22* Georgia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 12–7
63,500
October 6 Virginia Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 17–7
61,600
October 13* at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 21–0
37,700
October 20 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC W 28–10
24,600
October 27 NC State Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Textile Bowl) L 13–16
61,722
November 3 #14 Wake Forest Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 31–0
59,000
November 10 at North Carolina #18 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 19–10
50,100
November 17* at Notre Dame #14 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN W 16–10
59,075
November 24* at #19 South Carolina #13 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) L 9–13
56,887
December 31* vs. #19 Baylor #18 Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) L 18–24
57,321
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Clemson 7 14 7 0 28
Duke 3 0 0 7 10

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1971 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1972 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "1973 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "1974 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "1975 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "1976 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Fuller's TD Pass Rallies Clemson." Palm Beach Post. 1977 Nov 20.
  9. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1979 Oct 21.