1979 Clemson Tigers football team

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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 (2nd year)
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

The 1979 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. Clemson's 300th win came September 22 against Georgia.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 8* Furman Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 21–0
55,000
September 15 Maryland Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC L 0–19
52,474
September 22* Georgia Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Rivalry) W 12–7
63,500
October 6 Virginia Memorial Stadium • Clemson, 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 Stadium • Clemson, SC (Textile Bowl) L 13–16
61,722
November 3 #14 Wake Forest Memorial Stadium • Clemson, 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.

Season summary[edit]

Duke[edit]

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

[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1979 Oct 21.