Just as it did in 2019, Clemson will face Georgia Tech on a Thursday night to open the 2020 football season. This time the setting will be Bobby Dodd Stadium-Grant Field in Atlanta. The ACC released 2020 schedules this morning. Clemson also will play on a Friday night in Boston followed by a trip to Florida State. The home opener will be against Louisville September 12th and the USC game at Death Valley will be on November 28th. The spring game will be April 4th at 2:30 PM.
2020 Clemson Football Schedule
- Sept. 3 (Thursday): at Georgia Tech
- Sept. 12: LOUISVILLE
- Sept. 19: AKRON
- Sept. 26: VIRGINIA
- Oct. 2 (Friday): at Boston College
- Oct. 10: at Florida State
- Oct. 17: NC STATE
- Oct. 24: SYRACUSE
- Nov. 7: at Notre Dame
- Nov. 14: THE CITADEL
- Nov. 21: at Wake Forest
- Nov. 28: SOUTH CAROLINA
Additional schedule notes from Clemson
- Clemson will once again play 10 Power Five teams (including Notre Dame) in 2019. Clemson has won 76 games against Power Five opponents since 2013, seven more than any other program in the country.
- Clemson enters the season with an active winning streak against every team on its schedule with exception of Akron, against whom the Tigers have never played. Clemson has active winning streaks against Georgia Tech (five), Louisville (six), Virginia (four), Boston College (nine), Florida State (five), NC State (eight), Syracuse (two), Notre Dame (three), The Citadel (17), Wake Forest (11) and South Carolina (six).
- Clemson will once again provide its fans with a home slate featuring at least seven games at Memorial Stadium for the 14th consecutive season. In the College Football Playoff era (since 2014), Clemson is 41-1 at home, the most home wins and top home winning percentage in the country.
- After not opening a season on a Thursday at any point in its first 123 seasons, Clemson will now open the year on a Thursday night for a second straight season. It will represent the first time Clemson has opened a season on the road on a Thursday. A victory would even Clemson at 61-61-10 all-time in Thursday games and give Clemson its ninth consecutive Thursday win since 2012.
- Clemson will open the season on the road for the first time since 2016, when second-ranked Clemson defeated Auburn, 19-13, at Jordan-Hare Stadium to kickoff an eventual national championship campaign.
- Clemson will open the season against an ACC opponent for only the 14th time since the conference’s founding in 1953. Clemson is 10-2-1 against ACC opponents in Week 1 contests all-time, including a 52-14 home win against Georgia Tech last season.
- The 2020 season marks the seventh time in eight years that Clemson opened conference play on the road. Clemson has won each of its last five conference openers since 2015, tied for the longest conference-opener winning streak in school history (five from 1980-84).
- After facing Georgia Tech in the season opener, Clemson will play Louisville in its second game, representing the first time since 2004 that Clemson has opened a season with back-to-back conference games. It will be Clemson’s fifth such instance since the formation of the ACC in 1953, joining the 1958, 1959, 1965 and 2004 seasons.
- Clemson will play three consecutive home games in September against Louisville (Sept. 12), Akron (Sept. 19) and Virginia (Sept. 26). It will be Clemson’s first three-game homestand since 2015, when the Tigers hosted Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and Boston College in three consecutive weeks en route to a national championship berth.
- Clemson’s game against Boston College on Friday, Oct. 2 will be Clemson’s 60th Friday game all-time. Clemson is 30-24-5 all-time on Fridays. Clemson’s last Friday victory came in the same location against the same opponent, when the third-ranked Tigers defeated the Eagles, 56-10, in Chestnut Hill in 2016.
- Ten of the games on Clemson’s regular season schedule will be played on Saturday. Clemson has won 43 consecutive Saturday games, with its only three losses since the start of the 2017 season coming on a Friday and two Mondays. By the time Clemson plays another Saturday contest on Sept. 12, it will have been exactly 1,400 days since Clemson last suffered a Saturday defeat.
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