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The 1967 Clemson Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) during the 1967 NCAA University Division football season. In its 28th season under head coach Frank Howard, the team compiled a 6–4 record (6–0 against conference opponents), won the ACC championship, and outscored opponents by a total of 166 to 128.[2][3] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina.

1967 Clemson Tigers football
ACC champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1967 record6–4 (6–0 ACC)
Head coachFrank Howard (28th season)
CaptainJimmy Addison, Frank Liberatore
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Clemson $   6 0         6 4  
NC State   5 1         9 2  
South Carolina   4 2         5 5  
Virginia   3 3         5 5  
Wake Forest   3 4         4 6  
Duke   2 4         4 6  
North Carolina   2 5         2 8  
Maryland   0 6         0 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Jimmy Addison and Frank Liberatore were the team captains. The team's statistical leaders included Jimmy Addison with 924 passing yards, Buddy Gore with 1,045 rushing yards and 54 points scored, and Phil Rogers with 429 receiving yards.[4]

Five Clemson players were selected by the Associated Press as first-team players on the 1967 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team: back Buddy Gore; offensive tackle Wayne Mass; offensive guard Harry Olszewski; defensive end Ronnie Duckworth; linebacker Jimmy Catoe; and defensive back Frank Liberatore.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 23 Wake Forest W 23–6
September 30 No. 5 Georgia*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC (rivalry)
L 17–24
October 7 at Georgia Tech* L 0–10
October 14 at Auburn* L 21–43
October 21 at Duke W 13–7
October 28 Alabama*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC (rivalry)
L 10–13
November 4 at North Carolina W 17–0
November 11 Maryland
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
W 28–7
November 18 No. 10 NC State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC (rivalry)
W 14–6
November 25 at South Carolina W 23–1243,338[6]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1967 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). clemsontigers.com. Clemson Athletics. 2016. pp. 200–208. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "1967 Clemson Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 3, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "1967 Clemson Tigers Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 4, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "State, Clemson Place Six Players Each On All-ACC". The Robesonian (Lumberton, NC). December 1, 1967. p. 8.
  6. ^ Jim Anderson (November 26, 1967). "Clemson Takes Carolina And ACC Championship". The Greenville News. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.