TCI Game Day: Louisiana Tech at Clemson

Clemson, SC — It’s Game Day in Death Valley, where the Tigers look to take down Louisiana Tech and improve to 3-0 on the season.

Clemson hopes to win No. 36 in a row in the Valley and continue the march to the College Football Playoff.

Location: Memorial Stadium (Death Valley)

Start: 20:00

Television: ACC Network

Announcers: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselback, Kelsey Riggs

2021 record: Clemson 2-0, The. Tech 1-1

ACC record: Clemsons 1-0

Series history: Clemson leads the series 1-0

Last meeting: Clemson won 51-0 on September 30, 2006

CLEMSON TAKES ON LOUISIANA TECH IN SATURDAY’S PRIME TIMETABLE

For the first time this season, the Clemson Tigers will play at a normal cadence this week when the team hosts the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, September 17. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is scheduled for 8 pm ET.
Clemson opened the season with a long run leading up to its Monday night opener against Georgia Tech before meeting Furman in a five-day trade last week.

“There’s a reason you don’t see a lot of people play Monday night on the road and then play again on Saturday,” head coach Dabo Swinney said. “I am grateful that we can have a normal week. This will be our first normal.
week of the year We haven’t had a normal week yet, so I’m excited about that.”

Saturday’s game will be Clemson’s second of the season in primetime, but its first night game in Death Valley in 2022. Clemson is 41-7 on the night since 2015 and 22-4 in night games since 2018. Low Newly installed LED lights as part of recent renovations to Memorial Stadium, Clemson will attempt to win their 18th straight night game at Death Valley, a streak dating to the middle of the 2013 season.

Clemson is coming off a 35-12 victory against Furman at Death Valley in the Tigers’ home opener. It marked the 35th consecutive game in which the Tigers emerged victorious from Memorial Stadium, tying the 2006-11 season.
Boise State Broncos for the 14th longest home winning streak in FBS history. Clemson’s streak is only the 15th home win streak of 35 games or more in FBS history and is two games short of the ACC record (Florida State, 37 from 1992 to 2001).

WHAT TO SEE THIS WEEK

– Clemson (eight) trying to extend the longest active winning streak in the Power Five.

– Clemson attempting to post the 14th winning streak of nine games or more in program history.

– Clemson is attempting to win its 36th consecutive home game to extend its school record for both the longest home winning streak and the longest home undefeated streak in school history (as well as extending the longest streak in the nation
active home win streak). No Clemson roster member has lost a home game at Clemson in their careers.

– Clemson (35) trying to get past 2006-11 Boise State (35) for sole possession of the 14th-longest home winning streak in FBS history. It would put Clemson within a game of the ACC record (Florida State, 37 from 1992 to 2001).

– Clemson trying to improve to 23-4 in night games since the start of the 2018 season. A win would take Clemson to 42-7 on a night since 2015.

– Clemson trying to win their 18th straight night game at Death Valley, a streak dating back to the middle of the 2013 season.

– Clemson trying to add to its 54-1 national record at home in the college football playoff era (since 2014).

STORY VS. NEW COACHES

Saturday’s game will be the first of three games this season in which Clemson is scheduled to face an opposing head coach for the first time. This year, the Tigers will face Louisiana Tech’s Sonny Cumbie, Notre Dame’s Marcus Freeman and Miami’s Mario Cristobal for the first time. Since 2011, Clemson is 40-4 when facing an opposing head coach for the first time.

NIGHT MOVEMENTS

Clemson’s 8 p.m. ET kickoff against Louisiana Tech will represent Clemson’s second night game of the 2022 season. Clemson went 4-1 in night games in 2021 and won its 2022 night debut in the season opener. at Georgia Tech.

The contest will be Clemson’s 49th night game since the start of the 2015 season. In that time, Clemson is 41-7 in night games, including a 22-4 mark since the start of the 2018 season. Clemson won his last 17 night games in Death Valley, a streak dating back to the middle of the 2013 season.

WITH THE VICTORY…

– Clemson earned its eighth straight victory since last season, the longest active winning streak in the Power Five.

– Clemson won its 19th straight home debut. The victory extended Clemson’s longest winning streak in home starts of all time, ahead of 17 from 1944–60.

– Clemson improved to 97-17-8 in opening home games.

– Clemson won their 35th straight home game to extend their school record for longest home winning streak and longest home undefeated streak in school history.

– Clemson’s 35-game home winning streak is the longest home winning streak in the nation. No Clemson roster member has lost a home game at Clemson in their careers.

– Clemson (35) tied the 2006-11 Boise State Broncos for the 14th longest home winning streak in FBS history. Clemson’s streak is only the 15th home win streak of 35 games or more in FBS history and attracts Clemson
two games off the ACC record (Florida State, 37th from 1992-2001).

– Clemson now has a national best record of 54-1 at home in the college football playoff era (since 2014).

TCI Predictions

Robert: Clemson 45, La. Tech 10

Davis: Clemson 41, La. Tech 19

Sam: Clemson 38, La. Tech 17

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