2005 Clemson Tigers football team

The 2005 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tommy Bowden and played their homes game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina.

2005 Clemson Tigers football
Clemson Tigers logo.svg
Champs Sports Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 21
APNo. 21
2005 record8–4 (4–4 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRob Spence
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorVic Koenning (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium (c. 77,381, grass)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 23 Florida State xy$   5 3         8 5  
No. 18 Boston College x   5 3         9 3  
No. 21 Clemson   4 4         8 4  
Wake Forest   3 5         4 7  
NC State   3 5         7 5  
Maryland   3 5         5 6  
Coastal Division
No. 7 Virginia Tech x   7 1         11 2  
No. 17 Miami   6 2         9 3  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 5  
North Carolina   4 4         5 6  
Virginia   3 5         7 5  
Duke   0 8         1 10  

Championship: Florida State 27, Virginia Tech 22
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

SeasonEdit

Clemson started off its season with wins over a ranked Texas A&M team and the Maryland Terrapins. However, Clemson then lost the following three games to Miami, Boston College, and Wake Forest. The losses to Miami and Boston College came in overtime. Clemson then rebounded to win the next two games against NC State and Temple. The next week, Clemson lost a close game to Georgia Tech. Clemson then closed out the regular season with three straight wins over Duke, ACC rival Florida State, and instate rival South Carolina. In the post-season, Clemson received an invitation to play in the 2005 Champs Sports Bowl against Colorado. Clemson won the game, 19–10, to finish the season at 8–4.

Clemson finished the season ranked in the top 25 (21st in both the AP and the Coaches' Poll) for the second time in three years. Clemson also recorded wins against three AP top 20 teams in the 2005 season for just the fourth time in school history. Clemson lost its four games by a combined 14 points.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 38:00 p.m.No. 17[1] Texas A&M*ABCW 25–2479,917[2]
September 103:30 p.m.at MarylandNo. 25ESPNW 28–2450,637[2]
September 173:30 p.m.No. 13 Miami (FL)No. 20[3]
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ABCL 30–36 3OT79,135[2]
September 24NoonBoston College
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC (rivalry)
JPSL 16–13 OT77,684[2]
October 13:30 p.m.at Wake ForestESPNUL 31-2732,153[2]
October 137:45 p.m.at NC StateESPNW 31–1057,500[2]
October 2212:30 p.m.Temple*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
W 37–774,841[2]
October 293:30 p.m.at Georgia TechESPNL 10-955,000[2]
November 51:00 p.m.Duke 
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
W 49–2077,278[2]
November 12NoonNo. 17 Florida State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC (rivalry)
ESPNW 35–1480,536[2]
November 197:00 p.m.at No. 19 South Carolina*ESPN2W 13–983,368[2]
December 275:00 p.m.vs. Colorado*No. 23ESPNW 19–1031,470[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://espn.go.com/college-football/team/schedule/_/id/228/year/2005/clemson-tigers
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "2005 Clemson Football Stats" (PDF). Clemson University.
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/recap?id=252600228