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The 2014 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers were led by head coach Dabo Swinney in his sixth full year and seventh 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 10–3, 6–2 in ACC play to finish in second place in the Atlantic Division. They were invited to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they defeated Oklahoma.

2014 Clemson Tigers football
Clemson Tigers logo.svg
Russell Athletic Bowl champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 15
2014 record10–3 (6–2 ACC)
Head coachDabo Swinney (6th full, 7th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorChad Morris (4th season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorBrent Venables (3rd season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainStephone Anthony
Sam Cooper
Adam Humphries
Grady Jarrett
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 81,500)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 5 Florida State x$^   8 0         13 1  
No. 15 Clemson   6 2         10 3  
No. 24 Louisville   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
NC State   3 5         8 5  
Syracuse   1 7         3 9  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 8 Georgia Tech x   6 2         11 3  
Duke   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina   4 4         6 7  
Pittsburgh   4 4         6 7  
Miami   3 5         6 7  
Virginia Tech   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PersonnelEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 305:30 p.m.at No. 12 Georgia*No. 16ESPNL 21–4592,746
September 612:30 p.m.South Carolina State*No. 23ACCNW 73–781,672
September 208:00 p.m.at No. 1 Florida StateNo. 22ABCL 17–23 OT82,316
September 277:00 p.m.North Carolina
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ESPNUW 50–3579,155
October 43:30 p.m.NC State
ESPNUW 41–078,459
October 113:30 p.m.Louisville
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ESPNUW 23–1781,500
October 183:30 p.m.at Boston CollegeNo. 24ESPNUW 17–1342,038
October 257:00 p.m.Syracuse No. 21
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ESPNUW 16–680,031
November 67:30 p.m.at Wake ForestNo. 19ESPNW 34–2028,846
November 1512:00 p.m.at No. 24 Georgia TechNo. 18ESPNL 6–2849,378
November 223:30 p.m.Georgia State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Clemson, SC
ACCRSNW 28–077,693
November 2912:00 p.m.South Carolina*No. 23
ESPNW 35–1782,720
December 295:30 p.m.vs. Oklahoma*No. 18ESPNW 40–640,071
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • 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
Tigers 7 14 0 0 21
Bulldogs 14 7 3 21 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–41–4 2013 CLEM, 38–35

South Carolina StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 0 7 7
Tigers 10 24 24 15 73
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2013 CLEM, 52–13

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Tigers 0 10 0 70 17
Seminoles 3 0 7 76 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–19 2013 FSU, 51–14

North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 0 7 14 14 35
Tigers 10 12 14 14 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–19–1 2011 CLEM, 59–38

NC StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 21 10 10 0 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–28–1 2013 CLEM, 26–14

LouisvilleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 7 7 0 17
Tigers 7 7 6 3 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Boston CollegeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 10 0 7 17
Eagles 0 7 0 6 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–9–2 2013 CLEM, 24–14

SyracuseEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Orange 3 3 0 0 6
Tigers 0 3 6 7 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2013 CLEM, 49–14

Wake ForestEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 17 3 14 34
Demon Deacons 7 10 0 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
61–17–1 2013 CLEM, 56–7

Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 3 0 3 0 6
Yellow Jackets 6 3 16 3 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–50–2 2013 CLEM, 55–31

Georgia StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 14 14 0 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 7 3 0 7 17
Tigers 7 14 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
65–42–4 2013 SCAR, 31–17

Oklahoma (Russell Athletic Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Sooners 0 0 0 6 6
Tigers 17 10 13 0 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 1989 Florida Citrus Bowl CLEM, 13–6

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 16 23 23 22 RV RV RV 24 21 22 19 18 RV 23 19 18 15 
Coaches 16 24 24 24 RV RV 25 22 20 21 19 17 RV 24 19 18 15 
CFP Not released 21 21 19 22 21 18 17 Not released

2015 NFL DraftEdit

Clemson had five players selected in the 2015 NFL draft. Vic Beasley was picked first at 8th overall.

Player Team Round Pick # Position
Vic Beasley Atlanta Falcons 1st 8th DE
Stephone Anthony New Orleans Saints 1st 31st OLB
Grady Jarrett Atlanta Falcons 5th 137nd DT
Bradley Pinion San Francisco 49ers 5th 165th P
Tony Steward Buffalo Bills 6th 188th OLB

Undrafted signeesEdit

In addition to five draft picks, four more Clemson Tigers made it into the NFL as undrafted rookies.

Player Team Position
Corey Crawford Washington Redskins DL
Adam Humphries Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR
DeShawn Williams Cincinnati Bengals DL
Tavaris Barnes New Orleans Saints DE

AwardsEdit

Preseason All-ACC OffenseEdit

Fourth Team

Wayne Gallman - Running Back

Charone Peake - Wide Receiver

Preseason All-ACC DefenseEdit

First Team

Vic Beasley - Defensive End

Grady Jarrett - Defensive Tackle

Stephone Anthony - Linebacker

Third Team

Corey Crawford - Defensive End

Jayron Kearse - Safety

Fourth Team

Tony Steward - Linebacker

Preseason All-ACC Special TeamsEdit

Fourth Team

Adam Humphries - Punt Returner

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football – 2014 Coaches". Clemson University Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  2. ^ "2014 Clemson Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved July 30, 2014.