TCI Game Day: Louisiana Tech at Clemson

Clemson, SC — It’s game day in Death Valley, where the Tigers look to beat Louisiana Tech and improve to 3-0 on the season.

Clemson is hoping for its 36th straight victory in the Valley and to continue the march to the College Football Playoff.

location: Memorial Stadium (Death Valley)

Start: 20:00

Television: ACC Network

Do you speak: Dave O’Brien, Tim Hasselback, Kelsey Riggs

Record for 2021: Clemson 2-0, La Tech 1-1

ACC record: Clemson 1-0

Series History: Clemson leads the series 1-0

Last meeting: Clemson won 51-0 on September 30, 2006

CLEMSON TAKES LOUISIANA TECH IN GLIME TIME SATURDAY

For the first time this season, the Clemson Tigers will play at a regular pace this week when the team hosts the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, September 17th. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium is set for 8:00 PM ET.
Clemson opened the season with a long lead heading into Monday night’s opener against Georgia Tech before facing Furman in a five-day sweep last week.

“There’s a reason you don’t see a lot of guys play Monday night on the road and then play again on Saturday,” head coach Dabo Swinney said. “I’m thankful we can have a normal week. This will be our first normal
week of the year. We haven’t had a normal week yet, so I’m excited about that.”

Saturday’s game will be Clemson’s second of the season in prime time, but its first night game in Death Valley in 2022. Clemson is 41-7 at night since 2015 and 22-4 in night games since 2018 . over here. Under newly installed LED lights as part of recent renovations to Memorial Stadium, Clemson will try to win its 18th straight night game in Death Valley, a streak that dates back to the middle of the 2013 season.

Clemson is coming off a 35-12 win against Furman in Death Valley in the Tigers’ home opener. It marked the 35th straight game in which the Tigers have walked out of Memorial Stadium victorious, tying 2006-11
Boise State Broncos for 14th longest home winning streak in FBS history. Clemson’s streak is just the 15th home winning streak of 35 games or more in FBS history and is two games short of the ACC record (Florida State, 37 from 1992-2001).

WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK

– Clemson (eight) is trying to extend the longest active Power Five winning streak.

– Clemson is trying to post its 14th winning streak of nine games or more in program history.

– Clemson is trying to win its 36th straight home game to extend its school record for both longest home winning streak and longest home unbeaten streak in school history (however extended the longest in the nation
active home winning streak). No member of the Clemson roster has lost a Clemson home game in their career.

– Clemson (35) is trying to surpass 2006-11 Boise State (35) for sole possession of the 14th-longest home winning streak in FBS history. That would move Clemson within one game of the ACC record (Florida State, 37 from 1992-2001).

– Clemson is trying to improve to 23-4 in night games since the start of the 2018 season. A win would move Clemson to 42-7 in night games since 2015.

– Clemson is trying to win its 18th straight night game in Death Valley, a streak that dates back to the middle of the 2013 season.

– Clemson is trying to add to its national-best record of 54-1 at home in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014).

HISTORY VS. NEW COACHES

Saturday’s game will be the first of three games this season in which Clemson is scheduled to face an opposing head coach for the first time. This year, the Tigers will face Louisiana Tech’s Sonny Coombe, Notre Dame’s Marcus Freeman and Miami’s Mario Cristobal for the first time. Since 2011, Clemson is 40-4 when facing an opposing head coach for the first time.

NIGHT MOVEMENTS

Clemson’s 8:00 PM ET kickoff against Louisiana Tech will mark Clemson’s second night game of the 2022 season. Clemson was 4-1 in night games in 2021 and won its 2022 season opener at Georgia Tech.

The contest will be Clemson’s 49th night game since the start of the 2015 season. During that time, Clemson is 41-7 in night games, including 22-4 since the start of the 2018 season. Clemson has won its last 17 night games in Death Valley, streak that dates back to the middle of the 2013 season.

WITH THE WIN…

– Clemson has won its eighth straight game dating back to last season, the longest active Power Five winning streak.

– Clemson won its 19th straight home opener. The win extended Clemson’s all-time home opener winning streak, surpassing its 17 from 1944-60.

– Clemson improved to 97-17-8 in openers.

– Clemson won its 35th straight home game to extend its school record for both longest home winning streak and longest home unbeaten streak in school history.

– Clemson’s 35-game home winning streak is the longest home winning streak in the nation. No member of the Clemson roster has lost a Clemson home game in their career.

– Clemson (35) tied the 2006-11 Boise State Broncos for the 14th-longest home winning streak in FBS history. Clemson’s streak is just the 15th home winning streak of 35 or more games in FBS history and pulls Clemson
within two games of the ACC record (Florida State, 37 from 1992-2001).

– Clemson is now a national best 54-1 at home in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014).

TCI forecasts

Robert: Clemson 45, La. Tech 10

Davis: Clemson 41, La Tech 19

Sam: Clemson 38, La. Technique 17

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