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Clemson @ Virginia Football Gameday Information

Clemson @ Virginia Football Gameday Information

Information for Tiger Fans Attending the Game:

Tiger Tailgate Show Moves to Nose Dive in Downtown GreenvilleClemson football fans are invited to attend the Oconee Medical Center Tiger Tailgate Show broadcasting live from Nose Dive Gastropub in Downtown Greenville on Saturday, November 2from 12:30-2:30 PM.

There will be free t-shirts and plenty of great Nose Dive specials for fans as they prepare for the game. This will be one of two road shows broadcast from Nose Dive, as the November 30show prior to the Clemson @ South Carolina game will also be held at this location.

The Tiger Tailgate Show can also be heard over the airwaves on your local Clemson Tiger Sports Network affiliate or via TigerCast on In addition, the show can be heard on iPhone, iPad and Android devices by downloading the official Clemson University Tigers app.

Clemson vs. Virginia Series Notes

  • Clemson holds a commanding 37-8-1 lead in the series with Virginia, but the two teams are tied 8-8-1 since 1990, or since Clemson won the first 29 games of the series. Virginia’s last win in the series took place in 2004 in Char­lottesville by a 30-10 score on a Thursday night.
  • This is the first meeting between the two teams at Virginia since 2008 in Dabo Swinney’s fourth game as Clemson’s interim head coach. The Tigers won that game 13-3. Clemson won the next year at Clemson 34-21 in a home finale that gave Clemson the ACC Atlantic Division title.
  • Clemson won the first 29 games of the series before Virginia cracked the win column with a 20-7 victory in Charlottesville in 1990. Ironically, Clemson’s first win in the history of the series (in 1955) was also by a 20-7 score. Clem­son’s 29-game winning streak between 1955-89 is tied for the fourth longest winning streak in NCAA history for one team over another. The record is 43 in a row held by Notre Dame over Navy, a streak that ended in 2007.
  • Virginia has gained its most success against Clemson when the game has been in September. Virginia has celebrated five of its eight wins over the Tigers in the month of September, including its last win in Death Valley in 2001, a game it won with just one second left. Virginia is 5-1 against Clemson in the month of September since 1990, but just 3-7-1 in October and November since that year.
  • Overall, Clemson is 27-3-1 against Virginia in October and November all-time, but just 10-5 against the Cavs in September. Clemson is 20-3-1 against Virginia in Death Val­ley and 16-5 in Charlottesville. Clemson won in Richmond in 1971, 32-15, the only neutral site game in the history of the series.
  • The only tie in the series took place in 1991, a 20-20 score at Clemson that was played on homecoming. The Tigers had 511 yards of total offense in that game and did not win, the only game in Clemson history in which Clemson picked up at least 500 yards, yet did not win the game.
  • Clemson was 3-3 against Virginia un­der Tommy Bowden. Bowden picked up his first win as a Clemson head coach in 1999 against George Welsh and the Cavaliers, 33-14 in a game at Clemson. Clemson led that game 33-0, 35 minutes into the game. In 2000, Woody Dantzler led the Tigers to victory with a dazzling performance. Dantzler rushed for 220 yards and passed for 154 leading Clemson to a 31-10 victory. That is still the ACC record for rushing yardage in a game by a quarterback.