After a short turnaround following a Labor Day night season opener, the Clemson Tigers will return to Death Valley for their 2022 home opener when they host the Furman Paladins on Saturday, Sept. 10. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.
Saturday’s contest represents the 1,290th game in Clemson history but will be a rematch of the program’s very first. Clemson played its first game in program history on Oct. 31, 1896, with Coach Walter Riggs’ Clemson squad collecting a 14-6 road victory against Furman in Greenville, S.C. Clemson is 43-10-4 all-time against Furman including an active streak of 31 consecutive wins, Clemson’s longest winning streak against any opponent.
While eyes will be on the field, don’t be surprised when heads turn east between plays, as Saturday’s contest will represent the debut of Clemson’s new videoboard with nearly five times the surface area of the previous board, which was last updated before the 2012 season. The new video system, affectionately and unofficially nicknamed “DaboTron,” measures 127 feet wide by 57 feet tall (more than 7,000 square feet in total) and sits 20 feet off the ground, giving fans a 365-day open view into the stadium. Ribbon boards on the north, south, and west, along with new corner video boards in the west, have also been upgraded to be higher quality, easier to read, and more immersive.
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Live beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Tigertown Tailgate