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Clemson Football Schedule: Dabo Swinney’s Tigers head into offseason

Clemson football schedule
Ken Ruinard / staff, Ken Ruinard / USA TODAY NETWORK

Clemson football schedule: Offseason

Clemson’s season is over after Dabo Swinney’s team lost to the Tennessee Volunteers in the Capital One Orange Bowl. The Tigers went 11-3 in 2022. Stay tuned for next season’s schedule plus game-by-game predictions in 2023.

Clemson football roster outlook

All our predictions are based on the Tigers starting these key players:

  • QB – Cade Klubnik
  • RB – Will Shipley, Kobe Pace, Phil Mafah
  • WR – Joseph Ngata, Beaux Collins, Brannon Spector, Dacari Collins, E.J. Williams
  • TE – Davis Allen, Jake Briningstool

While several of Clemson’s players have graduated to the pros, head coach Dabo Swinney remains. After a 10-3 season in 2021, Clemson’s quarterback DJ Uiagalelei returns for his junior year, and he’ll have Will Shipley with him in the backfield. Justyn Ross has moved onto the NFL, but Joseph Ngata and Beaux Collins return for what should be big seasons.

The real story here is the defense. After allowing the second-fewest points in the nation a year ago, linebacker Trenton Simpson leads a star-studded cast into 2022. With Bryan Breese, Tyler Davis, and Myles Murphy forming the defensive line, the Tigers should have no trouble winning the battle of the trenches.

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Clemson football scores

Week 1 – Clemson Tigers sting Georgia Tech 41-10

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Mon, Sept. 5Clemson Tigers 41, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 108 PMESPN

Week 2 – Clemson claws past Furman 35-12

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Sept. 10Clemson Tigers 35, Furman Paladins 123:30 PMACCN

Week 3 – Clemson clobbers Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 48-20

Date:GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Sept. 17Clemson Tigers 48, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 208 PMACCN

Week 4 – Clemson outlasts Wake Forest Demon Deacons 51-45 in 2OT

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Sept. 24Clemson Tigers 51, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 45 (2OT)12 PMABC

Week 5 – Clemson Tigers climb past NC State Wolfpack

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Oct. 1Clemson Tigers 30, NC State Wolfpack 207:30 PMABC

Week 6 – Clemson Tigers de-claw Boston College Eagles

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Oct. 8Clemson Tigers 31, Boston College Eagles 37:30 PMABC

Week 7 – Clemson jumps past Florida State Seminoles

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat. Oct. 15Clemson Tigers 34, Florida State Seminoles 287:30 PMABC

Week 8 – Clemson fights back to beat the Syracuse Orange

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Oct. 22Clemson Tigers 27, Syracuse Orange 2112 PMABC

Week 9 BYE

Week 10 – Clemson’s CFP hopes die against Notre Dame

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Nov. 5Notre Dame Fighting Irish 35, Clemson 147:30 PMNBC/Peacock

Week 11 – Clemson climbs past Louisville Cardinals

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Nov. 12Clemson Tigers 31, Louisville Cardinals 163:30 PMESPN

Week 12 – Clemson sinks Miami Hurricanes

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Nov. 19Clemson Tigers 40, Miami Hurricanes 103:30 PMESPN

Week 13 – Clemson gets upset by South Carolina Gamecocks

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Nov. 26South Carolina Gamecocks 31, Clemson Tigers 3012 PMABC

Week 14 – Clemson crushes North Carolina Tar Heels

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Sat, Dec. 3Clemson Tigers 39, North Carolina Tar Heels 108 PMABC/ESPN3
Subway ACC Championship played at Bank of America Stadium

Bowl season – Clemson falls to Tennessee

Date: GameTime (ET)TV
Fri, Dec. 30Tennessee Volunteers 31, Clemson Tigers 148 PMESPN
Orange Bowl

Clemson Tigers 2023 schedule

Stay tuned to find out which opponents will be on Clemson’s 2023 football schedule. Once announced, we’ll also make game-by-game predictions for each outcome.

Clemson schedule prediction: 11-1

It’s difficult to find a game on the schedule that delivers a true problem for Dabo’s crew. There are several that could make life difficult for a few quarters, but Clemson just has so much defensive talent that likely gives them the eventual edge. The receivers will have to prove themselves, but a healthier rushing attack and the expected growth of Uiagalelei should carry this team all the way.

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