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The Graveyard

Clemson has garnered 57 wins over AP-ranked teams over the years, but some wins stand out. Winning over a ranked team in Death Valley is one thing, but gaining victory over a ranked team on an opponent’s home field is an extraordinary accomplishment. To document these victories, Clemson has constructed a “Graveyard” at the entrance to the Clemson practice fields behind the Jervey Athletic Center. Clemson added to the area in 2005 when it defeated #19 South Carolina 13-9 in Columbia, then had a 27-20 victory at ninth-ranked Florida State in 2006. It is the first time in 10 years that Clemson has had graveyard additions in consecutive years.

Wins Over Ranked Teams on Opponent’s Field
Date Opponent Score Opp. Rk
11-13-48 Wake Forest 21-14 19
10-28-50 Wake Forest 13-12 17
1-1-51 Miami (FL) 15-14 15
9-19-59 North Carolina 20-18 12
9-17-77 Georgia 7-6 17
11-18-78 Maryland 28-24 11
11-8-81 North Carolina 10-8 8
11-13-82 Maryland 24-22 18
11-5-83 North Carolina 16-3 10
9-20-86 Georgia 31-28 14
9-9-89 Florida State 34-23 16
10-10-92 Virginia 29-28 10
11-5-94 North Carolina 28-17 19
11-9-96 Virginia 24-16 15
9-13-97 N.C. State 19-17 *25
9-29-01 Georgia Tech ^47-44 9
11-06-04 Miami ^24-17 10
11-19-05 South Carolina 13-9 19
9-16-06 Florida State 27-20 9

* - USA Today ranking, ^ - overtime game

 



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