With the Win: No. 6 Clemson 14, Georgia Tech 8
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Clemson won its 30th consecutive home game to extend its school record for both the longest home winning streak and longest home unbeaten streak in school history (as well as extend the nation’s longest active home winning streak). Of the 135 players on Clemson’s 2021 roster, 130 have never experienced a home loss in their Clemson careers. Five sixth-year “super seniors” on Clemson’s 2021 roster were on the 2016 team that recovered from a home loss to Pitt by winning the national championship that season.
Clemson won its 30th straight home game to record the 24th home winning streak of 30 games or more in FBS history.
Clemson tied 1928-33 Tennessee, 1952-61 Auburn and 1994-99 Florida (30 each) for the 21st-longest home winning streak in FBS history.
Clemson is now 49-1 at home in the College Football Playoff era (since 2014), adding to the nation’s best home record in that span.
Clemson earned its 34th all-time victory against Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech is one of 11 schools against whom Clemson has earned at least 30 all-time victories (South Carolina, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Furman, Virginia, North Carolina, Duke, Maryland, Presbyterian and The Citadel).
Clemson won its seventh consecutive game against Georgia Tech, dating to a 43-24 home win in 2015. It extended Clemson’s longest winning streak in the all-time series, nearly doubling four-game winning streaks across the 1898-1903 seasons and the 1993-96 campaigns that stood as Clemson’s previous best in the series.
Clemson won its seventh straight home contest against Georgia Tech, dating back to 2010, adding to Clemson’s longest home winning streak in the series history.
Head Coach Dabo Swinney won an 86th ACC regular season game to break a tie with George Welsh for second-most regular season conference wins in ACC history.
Swinney earned his 142nd career win to tie Steve Spurrier for the sixth-most wins through the first 15 years of a coaching career in FBS history. Of note, Swinney is only in his 14th season (including an interim season in 2008).
Swinney improved to 10-5 all-time against Georgia Tech, including postseason play. Georgia Tech became the fourth school against which Swinney has recorded double-digit victories (Boston College, 12; Wake Forest, 12; NC State, 10).
Clemson improved to 43-25-1 in conference openers since joining the ACC.
Clemson improved to 53-3 against ACC opponents (including postseason play) since the start of the 2015 season.
Clemson improved to 34-8 against opponents historically from the ACC Coastal Division, including postseason play, under Head Coach Dabo Swinney. That figure includes games against traditional Coastal opponents in a divisionless season in 2020. Clemson has now won 20 of its last 21 games against the Coastal Division since 2015.
Clemson improved to 25-1 in September games since 2015, the nation’s best September record in that span.
Clemson improved to 69-4 in regular season play since the start of the 2015 season.
Clemson won its 36th consecutive game against teams unranked in the AP Poll. Clemson's last defeat at the hands of an unranked squad came in 2017 at Syracuse. Clemson is now 110-12 against AP-unranked teams under Dabo Swinney.
Clemson improved to 60-2 when scoring first since 2015.
Clemson has now won 89 of its last 91 games, including each of its last 52, when leading at halftime.
Clemson is now 111-2 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.
Clemson has now won 28 of its last 34 one-possession games since 2011, the highest winning percentage (.824) in the country in one-score games in that span.
Clemson has won 91 of its last 92 games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010), including 89 straight prior to a season-opening 10-3 loss to Georgia in 2021.