The Clemson Tigers are a college football team from the Clemson University. They compete in the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Their NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FCS) is part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Since the team’s founding in 1922, they have been a perennial powerhouse and have won eight conference titles. They have also been involved in two national championship games.
Deshaun Watson is the greatest player in Clemson football history
In 2016, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson helped lead the Tigers to their first national championship in 22 years. He also won the ACC Player of the Year award and the Davey O’Brien Award.
The Tigers went on to win two ACC Championships and make back-to-back appearances in the College Football Playoff. But the real story is how the Tigers built a national title game caliber defense that stymied Alabama.
The defense was lauded as the best in college football history. As a result, Clemson has become one of the most dominant teams of the past decade. However, Watson’s impact goes far beyond that.
As the most decorated player in Clemson football history, Watson has left a mark on the program that no other player can match. Known as the quarterback who changed the game, Watson has made Clemson football a powerhouse in the NCAA.
Clemson has won two national championships
Clemson is a school that has a long history of success in the sport of football. They have won two national championships and have won multiple conference football titles.
While Clemson has only won one national championship in the past 35 years, they have been a force in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the past twenty years. Their record in the ACC is 20-1, which puts them in first place in the division.
In the last six years, Clemson has made six playoff appearances. They have been to the Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Bowl and the College Football Playoffs.
Clemson has defeated Alabama twice and has had a winning streak against the SEC for the first time in 22 years. This season, Clemson is in position to win its fourth national title.
Clemson has won eight conference titles
Clemson is one of the leading college football programs in the country. The Tigers are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and have won eight conference titles. During the modern era, Clemson has finished in the final Top 25 rankings 31 times. In addition, the team has achieved National Championship Finalist Runner-up status.
With six undefeated seasons and three national championships, Clemson is one of the most successful teams in NCAA history. The Tigers have also produced over 200 NFL players.
Clemson has a 6-4 record in postseason games through the 2019 season. They defeated fourth-seed Oklahoma in the 2015 Orange Bowl and third-seed Ohio State in the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. This year, they are riding a four-game winning streak.
Clemson has played LSU in the 2020 Playoff National Championship
Clemson is back in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and they’ll be looking for their third national title in the past four years. That would make it the first three-peat since the 1930s.
LSU is a top-five team in the country, and it’s one that has won five of the past six against teams in the Top 25. The Tigers have also beaten Oklahoma, Georgia and Florida.
In the Peach Bowl, LSU outlasted defending national champion Clemson 42-25. It was the Tigers’ first win against a top-five team in the College Football Playoff.
The win was a fitting end to Joe Burrow’s historic season. He became the first quarterback to throw 60 touchdown passes in a single season. His career-high 463 yards, including six touchdowns, set a number of records.
Clemson has had a national championship rivalry
During the “Big Four” era of college football, Clemson has been a prominent player in the national championship picture. They’ve appeared in nine New Year’s Six bowls and were crowned national champions in two of the past three years.
The Clemson-Alabama rivalry is a matchup with national championship implications. Their first meeting was in 1900. Since then, the two programs have played four times with the national title on the line.
Clemson is in the midst of a seven-game winning streak. This includes victories over Alabama, LSU, and Florida State. With a victory over South Carolina, the Tigers will have won eight straight in the series.
Clemson’s last win over the Gamecocks was in 2006, in Tallahassee. In that game, Clemson’s star quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a knee injury.