5 Teams Clemson Has Shockingly Never Lost To

By David Hayes
The Clemson Tigers football team has surprisingly never lost to any of these five teams in program history.
The Clemson Tigers football team has surprisingly never lost to any of these five teams in program history. / Norm Hall/Getty Images
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The Clemson Tigers have elevated themselves among ranks of college football's current most elite and competitive programs, and you don't get a seat that kind of table without earning it over sustained periods of success against a wide variety of opponents.

While one might think the Tigers would have dropped at least one game to most of the country's major opponents somewhere down the line, here's a look at the five most impressive FBS opponents Clemson has surprisingly never lost to.

Teams Clemson Has Never Lost To

*Note: All opponents included below are limited to current FBS programs that have played Clemson at least once.

5. Navy Midshipmen

Navy Midshipmen football helmet.
Navy Midshipmen football helmet. / Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (1-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Oct. 28, 1939
Final Score: Clemson 15 | Navy 7

4. Stanford Cardinal

Stanford Cardinal football helmet.
Stanford Cardinal football helmet. / Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (1-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 27, 1986 (Gator Bowl)
Final Score: Clemson 27 | Stanford 21

3. Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State Nittany Lions football helmet.
Penn State Nittany Lions football helmet. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (1-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 1988 (Florida Citrus Bowl)
Final Score: Clemson 35 | Penn State 10

2. Louisville Cardinals

Louisville Cardinals football helmet.
Louisville Cardinals football helmet. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (6-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Oct. 19, 2019
Final Score: Clemson 45 | Louisville 10

1. Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes football helmet.
Ohio State Buckeyes football helmet. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (4-0-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 28, 2019 (2020 CFP Semifinal – Fiesta Bowl)
Final Score: Clemson 29 | Ohio State 23


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