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 No. 7
AP No. 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 Division
#1 Florida State x$#   8 0         14 0  
#8 Clemson  %   7 1         11 2  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Syracuse   4 4         7 6  
Maryland   3 5         7 6  
Wake Forest   2 6         4 8  
NC State   0 8         3 9  
Coastal Division
#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 National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference 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. They finished the season 11–2, 7–1 in ACC play to finish in second place in the Atlantic Division. They were invited to the Orange Bowl where they defeated Ohio State.

2013 NFL draft class[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Clemson had four players selected in the 2013 NFL draft. DeAndre Hopkins went in the first round as the 27th overall pick.

Player Team Round Pick # Position
DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans 1st 27th WR
Malliciah Goodman Atlanta Falcons 4th 127th DE
Jonathan Meeks Buffalo Bills 4th 143th DB
Andre Ellington Arizona Cardinals 6th 187th RB

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 No. 5 Georgia* No. 8 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Rivalry) ABC W 38–35   83,830
September 7 12:30 PM South Carolina State* No. 4 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ACCRN W 52–13   81,428
September 19 7:30 PM at NC State No. 3 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) ESPN W 26–14   57,583
September 28 3:30 PM Wake Forest No. 3 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPNU W 56–7   80,607
October 5 3:30 PM at Syracuse No. 3 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ABC/ESPN2 W 49–14   48,961
October 12 3:30 PM Boston College No. 3 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Battle for the O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy) ABC/ESPN2 W 24–14   77,506
October 19 8:00 PM No. 5 Florida State No. 3 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Rivalry) ABC L 14–51   83,428
October 26 3:30 PM at Maryland No. 9 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPN W 40–27   48,134
November 2 3:30 PM at Virginia No. 9 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN W 59–10   46,959
November 14 7:30 PM Georgia Tech No. 8 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Rivalry) ESPN W 55–31   75,324
November 23 12:00 PM The Citadel* No. 7 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPN3 W 52–6   81,554
November 30 7:00 PM at No. 10 South Carolina* No. 6 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN2 L 17–31   84,174
January 3 7:30 PM vs. No. 7 Ohio State* No. 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 summaries[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 W 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 W 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

Depth Chart[edit]

Defense




CB
Bashaud Breeland
Martin Jenkins


CB
Darius Robinson
Garry Peters
Offense
WR
Adam Humphries
Germone Hopper
WR
Martavis Bryant
Mike Williams
LT LG C RG RT
Brandon Thomas David Beasley Ryan Norton Tyler Shatley Isaiah Battle
Gifford Timothy Kalon Davis Jay Guillermo Reid Webster Shaq Anthony
TE
Stanton Seckinger
Sam Cooper
WR
Sammy Watkins
TJ Green
QB
Tajh Boyd
Cole Stoudt
Key Reserves





Special Teams
PK Chandler Catanzaro
P Bradley Pinion
KR Sammy Watkins
PR Adam Humphries
LS Michael Sobeski
H Corbin Jenkins
RB
Roderick McDowell
DJ Howard


2013 Recruiting Class[edit]

The Tigers had 22 players in their 2013 Recruting class.

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.