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The 1986 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season.

1986 Clemson Tigers football
ACC champion
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 27–21 vs. Stanford
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 17
1986 record8–2–2 (5–1–1 ACC)
Head coachDanny Ford (9th season)
CaptainTerrence Flagler, Terence Mack
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 17 Clemson $ 5 1 1     8 2 2
NC State 5 2 0     8 3 1
North Carolina 5 2 0     7 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 1
Maryland 2 3 1     5 5 1
Wake Forest 2 5 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 5 0     4 7 0
Virginia 2 5 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 13* Virginia Tech Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 14–20
75,930
September 20* at #14 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (rivalry) W 31–28
81,377
September 27 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (rivalry) W 27–3
46,062
October 4* The Citadel Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 24–0
75,540
October 11 at Virginia #20 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 31–17
44,300
October 18 Duke #17 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 35–3
81,320
October 25 at #20 NC State #16 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) L 3–27
51,300
November 1 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC W 28–20
20,370
November 8 North Carolina Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 38–10
79,210
November 15 at Maryland #15 Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD T 17–17
58,758
November 22* South Carolina #19 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) T 21–21
82,492
December 27* vs. #20 Stanford #21 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 27–21
80,104
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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