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The 2013 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Dabo Swinney in his fifth full year and sixth overall since taking over midway through 2008 season. They played their home games at Memorial Stadium, also known as "Death Valley". They were members of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 11–2, 7–1 in ACC play to finish in second place in the Atlantic Division. They were invited to the Orange Bowl where they defeated Ohio State.

2013 Clemson Tigers football
Clemson Tigers logo.svg
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 40–35 vs. Ohio State
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
2013 record11–2 (7–1 ACC)
Head coachDabo Swinney (5th full, 6th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorChad Morris (3rd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorBrent Venables (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 81,500)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 1 Florida State x$#   8 0         14 0  
No. 8 Clemson %   7 1         11 2  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Syracuse   4 4         7 6  
Maryland   3 5         7 6  
Wake Forest   2 6         4 8  
NC State   0 8         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 23 Duke x   6 2         10 4  
Miami   5 3         9 4  
Virginia Tech   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 6  
North Carolina   4 4         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Florida State 45, Duke 7
    1. – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

PersonnelEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 318:00 p.m.No. 5 Georgia*No. 8ABCW 38–3583,830
September 712:30 p.m.South Carolina State*No. 4
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ACCRNW 52–1381,428
September 197:30 p.m.at NC StateNo. 3ESPNW 26–1457,583
September 283:30 p.m.Wake ForestNo. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ESPNUW 56–780,607
October 53:30 p.m.at SyracuseNo. 3ABC/ESPN2W 49–1448,961
October 123:30 p.m.Boston CollegeNo. 3
ABC/ESPN2W 24–1477,506
October 198:00 p.m.No. 5 Florida StateNo. 3
ABCL 14–5183,428
October 263:30 p.m.at MarylandNo. 9ESPNW 40–2748,134
November 23:30 p.m.at VirginiaNo. 9ESPNW 59–1046,959
November 147:30 p.m.Georgia TechNo. 8
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC (rivalry)
ESPNW 55–3175,324
November 2312:00 p.m.The Citadel*No. 7
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ESPN3W 52–681,554
November 307:00 p.m.at No. 10 South Carolina*No. 6ESPN2L 17–3184,174
January 3, 20147:30 p.m.vs. No. 7 Ohio State*No. 12ESPNW 40–3572,080
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Depth ChartEdit

Recruiting classEdit

Game summariesEdit

GeorgiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Bulldogs 14 7 7 7 35
#8 Tigers 14 7 10 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–41–4 2003 L 0–30

South Carolina StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 0 6 13
#4 Tigers 17 21 7 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2008 W 54–0

NC StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Tigers 3 10 7 6 26
Wolfpack 0 7 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
52–28–1 2012 W 62–48

Wake ForestEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Demon Deacons 7 0 0 0 7
#3 Tigers 21 14 14 7 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
60–17–1 2012 W 42–13

SyracuseEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Tigers 21 14 7 7 49
Orange 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1996 L 0–41

Boston CollegeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 7 0 14
#3 Tigers 0 3 7 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–9–2 2012 W 45–31

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Seminoles 17 10 14 10 51
#3 Tigers 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–18 2012 L 37–49

MarylandEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Tigers 6 10 3 21 40
Terrapins 7 0 6 14 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–26–2 2012 W 45–10

VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Tigers 14 21 7 17 59
Cavaliers 7 0 3 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–8–1 2009 W 34–21

Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 0 10 14 7 31
#6 Tigers 6 21 14 14 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–50–2 2012 W 47–31

The CitadelEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 3 3 6
#6 Tigers 14 28 3 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–5–1 2008 W 45–17

South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Tigers 7 3 7 0 17
#10 Gamecocks 7 10 0 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
65–41–4 2012 L 17–27

Ohio State (Orange Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Tigers 14 6 14 6 40
#7 Buckeyes 9 13 7 6 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1978 W 17–15

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 8 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 8 8 7 6 13 12 8 
Coaches 8 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 10 8 7 6 6 4 11 11 7 
Harris Not released 3 10 8 7 7 6 4 11 11 Not released 
BCS Not released 9 8 7 8 7 6 13 12 Not released

2014 NFL draftEdit

Clemson had five players selected in the 2014 NFL draft. Sammy Watkins went in the first round as the fourth overall pick, tied for the highest NFL draft pick in Clemson football history.

Player Team Round Pick # Position
Sammy Watkins Buffalo Bills 1st 4th WR
Brandon Thomas San Francisco 49ers 3rd 100th OL
Bashaud Breeland Washington Redskins 4th 102nd DB
Martavis Bryant Pittsburgh Steelers 4th 118th WR
Tajh Boyd New York Jets 6th 213th QB

Undrafted signeesEdit

Along with the five draft picks, Clemson had four more players make the NFL as undrafted free agents.

Player Team Position
Chandler Catanzaro Arizona Cardinals PK
Tyler Shatley Jacksonville Jaguars OG
Spencer Shuey Jacksonville Jaguars LB
Darius Robinson Buffalo Bills CB

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football – 2013 Coaches". Clemson University Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on September 29, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "2013 Clemson Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved September 23, 2013.