Clemson opens the season Saturday afternoon at home against Troy. Kickoff will be at 3:30. There is no over the air television for the game. It will be available thru ESPN3.com.
Dabo Swinney is set to begin his third full season as Clemson’s head coach. He has a 19-15 record including a mark of 6-7 from last season.
Troy has won or shared five straight Sun Belt Conference titles. The Trojans were 8-5 last season and played in the New Orleans Bowl defeating Ohio 48-21.
Key pre-game notes:
- Clemson is 5-0 against teams from the Sun Belt Conference
- Clemson has won 21 of its last 27 season openers
- Troy coach Larry Blakeney has won 161 games in his career
- Blakeney is 9th in wins among active FBS coaches
- In three scrimmages, Tajh Boyd completed 68% of his passes with 5 TDs and 1 pick
- Four of the last five Clemson quarterbacks were winners in their first start
- WR Sammy Watkins will be the 14th true freshman to start a Clemson season opener
- 28 freshmen/redshirt freshmen are on Clemson’s offense & defense two-deep