1986 Clemson Tigers football team

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1986 Clemson Tigers football
ACC champion
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 27–21 vs. Stanford
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 19
AP No. 17
1986 record 8–2–2 (5–1–1 ACC)
Head coach Danny Ford (9th year)
Captain Terrence Flagler, Terence Mack
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 Clemson $ 5 1 1     8 2 2
NC State 5 2 0     8 3 1
North Carolina 5 2 0     7 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 1
Maryland 2 3 1     5 5 1
Wake Forest 2 5 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 5 0     4 7 0
Virginia 2 5 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 13* Virginia Tech Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 14–20
75,930
September 20* at #14 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) W 31–28
81,377
September 27 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Rivalry) W 27–3
46,062
October 4* The Citadel Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 24–0
75,540
October 11 at Virginia #20 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 31–17
44,300
October 18 Duke #17 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 35–3
81,320
October 25 at #20 NC State #16 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) L 3–27
51,300
November 1 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC W 28–20
20,370
November 8 North Carolina Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 38–10
79,210
November 15 at Maryland #15 Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD T 17–17
58,758
November 22* South Carolina #19 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) T 21–21
82,492
December 27* vs. #20 Stanford #21 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 27–21
80,104
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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