List of Clemson Tigers football seasons

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The 2008 Clemson Tigers team taking the field at Memorial Stadium.

The Clemson Tigers college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, representing Clemson University in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Clemson has played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina since 1942.[1] The Tigers have won one national championship, in 1981,[2] recorded 18 conference championships, and have played in 36 Bowl Games, winning 18.[3] With 651 wins over 116 seasons of football, Clemson ranks 34th all-time in win-loss records in the NCAA.[4]

Seasons[edit]

National Champions dagger Conference Champions * Division Champions double-dagger Bowl game berth ^
Season Head coach
[5]
Conference
[6][7]
Season results[8] Bowl result
[8][9]
Final ranking
Conference finish Division finish
[A 1]
Wins Losses Ties[A 2] Associated Press Poll
[A 3]
Coaches' Poll
[A 4]
Clemson Tigers
1896 Walter Riggs Independent 2 1 0 N/A N/A
1897 William M. Williams 2 2 0 N/A N/A
1898 John Penton 3 1 0 N/A N/A
1899 Walter Riggs Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association 4 2 0 N/A N/A
1900 *
[A 5]
John Heisman 1st * 6 0 0 N/A N/A
1901 3 1 1 N/A N/A
1902 *
[A 5]
1st * 6 1 0 N/A N/A
1903 4 1 1 N/A N/A
1904 Shack Shealy 3 3 1 N/A N/A
1905 Eddie Cochems 3 2 1 N/A N/A
1906 Bob Williams 4 0 3 N/A N/A
1907 Frank Shaughnessy 4 4 0 N/A N/A
1908 John N. Stone 1 6 0 N/A N/A
1909 Bob Williams 6 3 0 N/A N/A
1910 Frank Dobson 4 3 1 N/A N/A
1911 3 5 0 N/A N/A
1912 4 4 0 N/A N/A
1913 Bob Williams 4 4 0 N/A N/A
1914 5 3 1 N/A N/A
1915 2 4 2 N/A N/A
1916 Wayne Hart 3 6 0 N/A N/A
1917 Edward Donahue 6 2 0 N/A N/A
1918 5 2 0 N/A N/A
1919 6 2 2 N/A N/A
1920 4 6 1 N/A N/A
1921 E. J. Stewart 1 6 2 N/A N/A
1922 Southern Conference T-11th 5 4 0 N/A N/A
1923 Bud Saunders 14th 5 2 1 N/A N/A
1924 T-19th 2 6 0 N/A N/A
1925 T-20th 1 7 0 N/A N/A
1926 Bud Saunders (4 games)
Bob Williams (5 games)
18th 2 7 0 N/A N/A
1927 Josh Cody 9th 5 3 1 N/A N/A
1928 T-7th 8 3 0 N/A N/A
1929 12th 8 3 0 N/A N/A
1930 9th 8 2 0 N/A N/A
1931 Jess Neely 20th 1 6 2 N/A N/A
1932 21st 3 5 1 N/A N/A
1933 6th 3 6 2 N/A N/A
1934 5th 5 4 0 N/A N/A
1935 4th 6 3 0 N/A N/A
1936 5th 5 5 0 N/A
1937 3rd 4 4 1 N/A
1938 2nd 7 1 1 N/A
1939 2nd 9 1 0 Won 1940 Cotton Bowl Classic against Boston College Eagles, 6–3 ^ 12 N/A
1940 * Frank Howard 1st * 6 2 1 N/A
1941 3rd 7 2 0 N/A
1942 9th 3 6 1 N/A
1943 8th 2 6 0 N/A
1944 3rd 4 5 0 N/A
1945 4th 6 3 1 N/A
1946 11th 4 5 0 N/A
1947 12th 4 5 0 N/A
1948 * 1st * 11 0 0 Won 1949 Gator Bowl against Missouri Tigers, 24–23 ^ 11 N/A
1949 T-7th 4 4 2 N/A
1950 2nd 9 0 1 Won 1951 Orange Bowl against Miami Hurricanes, 15–14 ^ 10 10
1951 5th 7 3 0 Lost 1952 Gator Bowl against Miami Hurricanes, 14–0 ^ 19
1952 15th 2 6 1
1953 Atlantic Coast Conference 6th 3 5 1
1954 5th 5 5 0
1955 3rd 7 3 0
1956 * 1st * 7 2 2 Lost 1957 Orange Bowl against Colorado Buffaloes, 27–21 ^ 19
1957 T-3rd 7 3 0 18
1958 * 1st * 8 3 0 Lost 1959 Sugar Bowl against LSU Tigers, 7–0 ^ 12 13
1959 * 1st * 9 2 0 Won 1959 Bluebonnet Bowl against TCU Horned Frogs, 23–7 ^ 11 11
1960 4th 6 4 0
1961 T-3rd 5 5 0
1962 2nd 6 4 0
1963 T-3rd 5 4 1
1964 7th 3 7 0
1965 * 1st * 5 5 0
1966 * 1st * 6 4 0
1967 * 1st * 6 4 0
1968 2nd 4 5 1
1969 T-3rd 4 6 0
1970 Hootie Ingram T-6th 3 8 0
1971 2nd 5 6 0
1972 5th 4 7 0
1973 Red Parker 3rd 5 6 0
1974 T-2nd 7 4 0
1975 5th 2 9 0
1976 7th 3 6 2
1977 Charley Pell 2nd 8 3 1 Lost 1977 Gator Bowl against Pittsburgh Panthers, 34–3 ^ 19
1978 * Charley Pell (11 games)
Danny Ford (1 game)
1st * 11 1 0 Won 1978 Gator Bowl against Ohio State Buckeyes, 17–15 ^ 6 6
1979 Danny Ford T-2nd 8 4 0 Lost 1979 Peach Bowl against Baylor Bears, 24–18 ^
1980 T-4th 6 5 0
1981 dagger* 1st * 12 0 0 Won 1982 Orange Bowl against Nebraska Cornhuskers, 22–15 ^ 1 1
1982 * 1st * 9 1 1 8
1983 9 1 1 11
1984 7 4 0
1985 T-3rd 6 6 0 Lost 1985 Independence Bowl against Minnesota Golden Gophers, 20–13 ^
1986 * 1st * 8 2 2 Won 1986 Gator Bowl against Stanford Cardinal, 27–21 ^ 17 19
1987 * 1st * 10 2 0 Won 1988 Florida Citrus Bowl against Penn State Nittany Lions, 35–10 ^ 12 10
1988 * 1st * 10 2 0 Won 1989 Florida Citrus Bowl against Oklahoma Sooners, 13–6 ^ 9 8
1989 3rd 10 2 0 Won 1989 Gator Bowl against West Virginia Mountaineers, 27–7 ^ 12 11
1990 Ken Hatfield T-2nd 10 2 0 Won 1991 Hall of Fame Bowl against Illinois Fighting Illini, 30–0 ^ 9 9
1991 * 1st * 9 2 1 Lost 1992 Florida Citrus Bowl against California Golden Bears, 37–13 ^ 18 17
1992 7th 5 6 0
1993 Ken Hatfield (11 games)
Tommy West (1 game)
3rd 9 3 0 Won 1993 Peach Bowl against Kentucky Wildcats, 14–13 ^ 23 22
1994 Tommy West 6th 5 6 0
1995 3rd 8 4 0 Lost 1996 Gator Bowl against Syracuse Orangemen, 41–0 ^
1996 T-2nd 7 5 Lost 1996 Peach Bowl against LSU Tigers, 10–7 ^
1997 5th 7 5 Lost 1998 Peach Bowl against Auburn Tigers, 21–17 ^
1998 T-8th 3 8
1999 Tommy Bowden 2nd 6 6 Lost 1999 Peach Bowl against Mississippi State Bulldogs, 17–7 ^
2000 2nd 9 3 Lost 2001 Gator Bowl against Virginia Tech Hokies, 41–20 ^ 16 14
2001 T-4th 7 5 Won 2001 Humanitarian Bowl against Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, 49–24 ^
2002 5th 7 6 Lost 2002 Tangerine Bowl against Texas Tech Red Raiders, 55–15 ^
2003 3rd 9 4 Won 2004 Peach Bowl against Tennessee Volunteers, 27–14 ^ 22 22
2004 T-6th 6 5
2005 3rd 8 4 Won 2005 Champs Sports Bowl against Colorado Buffaloes, 19–10 ^ 21 21
2006 T-2nd 8 5 Lost 2006 Music City Bowl against Kentucky Wildcats, 28–20 ^
2007 T-2nd 9 4 Lost 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl against Auburn Tigers, 23–20 (OT) ^ 21 22
2008 Tommy Bowden (6 games)
Dabo Swinney (7 games)
T-3rd 7 6 Lost 2009 Gator Bowl against Nebraska Cornhuskers, 26–21 ^
2009 double-dagger Dabo Swinney 2nd 1st double-dagger 9 5 Won 2009 Music City Bowl against Kentucky Wildcats, 21–13 ^ 24
2010 5th 6 7 Lost 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl against South Florida Bulls, 31–26 ^
2011 *double-dagger 1st * 1st double-dagger 10 4 Lost 2012 Orange Bowl against West Virginia Mountaineers, 70–33 ^ 22 22
2012 double-dagger T-1st double-dagger 11 2 Won 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU Tigers, 25-24 ^ 11 9
Total 651 432 45 (regular season games)
1 1 0 (ACC Championship Games; 2 appearances)
17 18 0 (bowl games; 35 appearances)
668 450 45 (all games)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Atlantic Coast Conference introduced divisional play in 2005; the divisional winners advance to the ACC Championship Game to determine the conference champion.[10]
  2. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[11]
  3. ^ The Associated Press began conducting a weekly college football poll in 1936.[12]
  4. ^ The college football coaches' was created in 1950.[13]
  5. ^ a b The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association did not rank football teams or award official championships.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Memorial Stadium - Death Valley". ClemsonTigers.com. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "1981 National Championship Season" (pdf). Clemson University. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Team-by-Team Bowl Results" (pdf). Bowl/All-Star Game Results. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2008. p. 281. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^ NCAA Records, p. 70
  5. ^ 2010 Media Guide, p. 175
  6. ^ "Year by Year Standings" (pdf). 2005 Southern Conference media guide. Southern Conference. pp. 140–142. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "ACC Year by Year" (pdf). 2010 ACC Football Information Guide. Atlantic Coast Conference. pp. 102–130. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  8. ^ a b 2010 Media Guide, pp. 198–199
  9. ^ 2010 Media Guide, p. 70
  10. ^ Mitchell, Mike (18 May 2005). "College Football Landscape Will Change Drastically With Realignment for 2005". CollegeFootballPoll.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  11. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  12. ^ NCAA Records, pp. 96–99
  13. ^ "USA Today/ESPN Final Polls (Coaches)" (pdf). Football Bowl Subdivision Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 104–105. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  14. ^ Saylor, Robert. "Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association" (pdf). College Football Historical Society. LA84 Foundation. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 

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