9 Teams Clemson Has Shockingly Never Defeated

By David Hayes
The Clemson Tigers football team has surprisingly never defeated any of these nine teams in program history.
The Clemson Tigers football team has surprisingly never defeated any of these nine teams in program history. / Thearon W. Henderson/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.

With countless player and coaching talents passing through Clemson, especially in recent years, one would think the Tigers have pulled at least one over each of their opponents somewhere down the line. Keeping that in mind, here's a look at the full list of FBS opponents Clemson has surprisingly never beaten.

Teams Clemson Has Never Beaten

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

9. South Florida (USF) Bulls

The USF Bulls football team's helmet.
The USF Bulls football team's helmet. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 31, 2010 (Meineke Car Care Bowl)
Final Score: USF 31 | Clemson 26

8. Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Texas Tech Red Raiders football team's helmet.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders football team's helmet. / Ed Zurga/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 23, 2002 (Tangerine Bowl)
Final Score: Texas Tech 55 | Clemson 15

7. Marshall Thundering Herd

The Marshall Thundering Herd football team's helmet
The Marshall Thundering Herd football team's helmet / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Sept. 4, 1999
Final Score: Marshall 13 | Clemson 10

6. California Golden Bears

The Cal Golden Bears football team's helmet.
The Cal Golden Bears football team's helmet. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Jan. 1, 1992 (Florida Citrus Bowl)
Final Score: Cal 37 | Clemson 13

5. Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Gophers football team's helmet.
The Minnesota Gophers football team's helmet. / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 21, 1985 (Independence Bowl)
Final Score: Minnesota 20 | Clemson 13

4. Baylor Bears

The Baylor Bears football team's helmet.
The Baylor Bears football team's helmet. / Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 31, 1979 (Peach Bowl)
Final Score: Baylor 24 | Clemson 18

3. USC Trojans

The USC Trojans football team's helmet.
The USC Trojans football team's helmet. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Oct. 22, 1966
Final Score: USC 30 | Clemson 0

2. Army Black Knights

The Army Black Knights football team's Big Red 1 helmets.
The Army Black Knights football team's Big Red 1 helmets. / Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Oct. 2, 1937
Final Score: Army 21 | Clemson 6

1. Ole Miss Rebels

The Ole Miss Rebels football team's helmet
The Ole Miss Rebels football team's helmet / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-2-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Oct. 28, 1933
Final Score: Ole Miss 13 | Clemson 0


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