2013 Clemson Tigers football team

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2013 Clemson Tigers football
Clemson University Tiger Paw logo.svg
Orange Bowl Champions
Orange Bowl vs. #7 Ohio State, W 40–35
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #8
2013 record 11–2 (7–1 ACC)
Head coach Dabo Swinney (5th full, 6th overall year)
Offensive coordinator Chad Morris (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables (2nd year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 81,500)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#1 Florida State x   8 0         14 0  
#8 Clemson   7 1         11 2  
Syracuse   4 4         7 6  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Maryland   3 5         7 6  
Wake Forest   2 6         4 8  
NC State   0 8         3 9  
Coastal
#23 Duke x   6 2         10 4  
Miami   5 3         9 4  
Virginia Tech   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 6  
North Carolina   4 4         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Florida State 45, Duke 7
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Dabo Swinney in his fifth full year and sixth overall since taking over midway through 2008 season. They played their home games at Memorial Stadium, also known as "Death Valley". They were members of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Clemson
Alma Mater
Dabo Swinney Head Coach 6 Alabama (1992)
Chad Morris Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 2 Texas A&M (1992)
Brent Venables Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 1 Kansas State (1992)
Tony Elliott Running Backs 2 Clemson (2003)
Jeff Scott Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator 4 Clemson (2002)
Robbie Caldwell Offensive Line 2 Furman (1976)
Dan Brooks Defensive Tackles 3 Western Carolina (1976)
Marion Hobby Defensive Running Game Coordinator/Defensive Ends 2 Tennessee (1989)
Michael Reed Defensive Backs 0 Boston College (1994)
Danny Pearman Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends 4 Clemson (1995)
Reference:[1]


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 8:00 PM #5 Georgia* #8 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Rivalry) ABC W 38–35   83,830
September 7 12:30 PM South Carolina State* #4 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ACCRN W 52–13   81,428
September 19 7:30 PM at NC State #3 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) ESPN W 26–14   57,583
September 28 3:30 PM Wake Forest #3 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPNU W 56–7   80,607
October 5 3:30 PM at Syracuse #3 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ABC/ESPN2 W 49–14   48,961
October 12 3:30 PM Boston College #3 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Battle for the O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy) ABC/ESPN2 W 24–14   77,506
October 19 8:00 PM #5 Florida State #3 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Rivalry) ABC L 14–51   83,428
October 26 3:30 PM at Maryland #9 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPN W 40–27   48,134
November 2 3:30 PM at Virginia #9 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN W 59–10   46,959
November 14 7:30 PM Georgia Tech #8 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Rivalry) ESPN W 55–31   75,324
November 23 12:00 PM The Citadel* #7 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPN3 W 52–6   81,554
November 30 7:00 PM at #10 South Carolina* #6 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN2 L 17–31   84,174
January 3 7:30 PM vs. #7 Ohio State* #12 Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ESPN W 40–35   72,080
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Game summeries[edit]

Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Bulldogs 14 7 7 7 35
#8 Tigers 14 7 10 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–41–4 2003 L 0–30


South Carolina State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 0 6 13
#4 Tigers 17 21 7 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2008 W 54–0


NC State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Tigers 3 10 7 6 26
Wolfpack 0 7 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
52–28–1 2012 W 62–48


Wake Forest[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 7 0 0 0 7
#3 Tigers 21 14 14 7 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
60–17–1 2012 W 42–13


Syracuse[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Tigers 21 14 7 7 49
Orange 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1996 L 0–41


Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 7 0 14
#3 Tigers 0 3 7 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–9–2 2012 45–31


Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Seminoles 17 10 14 10 51
#3 Tigers 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–18 2012 L 37–49


Maryland[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Tigers 6 10 3 21 40
Terrapins 7 0 6 14 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–26–2 2012 45–10


Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Tigers 14 21 7 17 59
Cavaliers 7 0 3 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–8–1 2009 W 34–21


Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 0 10 14 7 31
#6 Tigers 6 21 14 14 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–50–2 2012 W 47–31


The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 3 3 6
#6 Tigers 14 28 3 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–5–1 2008 W 45–17


South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Tigers 7 3 7 0 17
#10 Gamecocks 7 10 0 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
65–41–4 2012 L 17–27


Ohio State (Orange Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Tigers 14 6 14 6 40
#7 Buckeyes 9 13 7 6 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1978 W 17–15


Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 8 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 8 8 7 6 13 12 8 
Coaches' 8 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 10 8 7 6 6 4 11 11 7 
Harris Not released 3 10 8 7 7 6 4 11 11 Not released 
BCS Not released 9 8 7 8 7 6 13 12 Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football – 2013 Coaches". Clemson University Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 Clemson Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved September 23, 2013.