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Clemson vs. Louisville Notes

Clemson vs. Louisville Notes


  • Clemson won its 11th consecutive road game, establishing a school record. The Tigers had also won 10 in a row on the road over the 1939-40 seasons.
  • Clemson’s 11-game road winning streak is tied for second best in the nation with Alabama. Oklahoma has the longest at 12 in a row.
  • Clemson is now 9-1 in matchups of top 15 teams over the last three years and 12-1 in its last 13 games against teams ranked in the top 25 of at least one poll.
  • Clemson has won nine consecutive games away from home (away and neutral) dating to the loss to Alabama in the National Championship game at the end of the 2015 season in Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Louisville was ranked 14th in both polls entering today’s game. It was Clemson’s seventh straight win over a top 25 team, the longest streak in Clemson history.
  • Clemson has now won 19 consecutive games before November 1.
  • Dabo Swinney has a 58-16 record against ACC teams, including 4-0 vs. Louisville.
  • Clemson has won 12 consecutive Atlantic Division ACC games, a streak that dates to a 2014 game at Florida State.
  • Clemson has won 34 of its last 36 games dating to the 2014 season.
  • Clemson has won 18 of its last 19 ACC games.
  • Tonight was Clemson’s 18th straight win against ACC Atlantic teams.
  • The Tigers have won 11 straight award from home against ACC teams
  • Clemson has won 17 of last 18 away from home overall.
  • Dabo Swinney improved to 5-4 in ACC openers.
  • Clemson scored a touchdown on its first possession against Louisville. It was the 12th time in the 34 games Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott have been co-offensive coordinators that Clemson has scored a touchdown on its first possession. In the 34 games, Clemson has scored 12 touchdowns and had 12 punts, 1 made field goal, 2 missed field goals, five turnovers, and two fails on fourth downs on the first possession.


  • Kelly Bryant is the first Clemson quarterback since Tajh Boyd to win his first two games vs. a top 25 team as the starting quarterback. Boyd won his first three, all in consecutive games in 2011. Bryant will get a chance at a third on Sept. 30 at Virginia Tech. Boyd’s third top 25 win in his streak was at Virginia Tech. Boyd’s first in the streak was against Auburn, the same team Bryant beat in his first career top 25 win.
  • Bryant completed 22-32 passes for 316 yards and a touchdown against Louisville. He was 6-9 for 99 yards on third down and is now 12-16 on third down over the last two games. He added 26 yards rushing for 342 yards total offense.
  • When Greg Huegel kicked a 31-yard field goal in the second quarter, he moved into eighth place on Clemson’s career scoring list.  It gave him four points tonight and 264 for his career, three more than Chris Gardocki, who held eighth place with 261 heading into tonight. Gardocki played at Clemson from 1988-90.
  • Huegel then kicked a 49-yard field goal in the last minute of the first half, the longest of his career. His previous long was 47 yards.
  • The 79-yard scoring pass from Kelly Bryant to Ray-Ray McCloud in the first half was the longest offensive play for the Tigers since November 2, 2013 when Tajh Boyd connected with Sammy Watkins on a 96-yard scoring pass at Virginia.
  • McCloud had 115 receiving yards on seven catches in the first half to go with that touchdown. The junior already has a career high in reception yards. His previous best was 101 receiving yards at Georgia Tech last year. 
  • Travis Etienne’s 81-yard rush for a touchdown was the longest by any Clemson back since CJ Spiller raced 83 yards against Auburn in the 2007 Chick fil a Bowl. It was the longest run by a Clemson freshman since 1945, when Bobby Gage had an 88 yard run against Presbytierian.
  • Will Spiers averaged 51.8 yards per punt on four punts tonight, tied for the third best single game average in Clemson history.