It’s Game Day in Death Valley! Clemson looks for revenge when the national champs Auburn come to Death Valley Saturday at noon.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Death Valley (81,500)
Kickoff: 12:00 PM
Announcers: Urban Meyer, Chris Spielman, Dave Pasch
2011 Record: Clemson 2-0 Auburn 2-0
ACC Record: Clemson 0-0
Series History: Auburn leads 34-11-2
Last Meeting: Auburn won 27-24 in overtime in 2010
Auburn Goes Overtime to Beat Clemson
The last two times Clemson and Auburn have met the games have gone to overtime. In 2010 Auburn came back from a 17-0 deficit and defeated Clemson 27-24. In 2007 the two teams met in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Bowl with Auburn winning 23-20 in overtime.
Nation’s Longest Win Streak
Auburn comes to Death Valley with the nation’s longest win streak that stands at 17 games. Over those 17 games Auburn has averaged 41 points per game.
Lighting Up the Scoreboard
Auburn has scored more than 30 points in 18-29 games in the Gene Chizik era.
Chizik Coached at Clemson
Gene Chizik was a graduate assistant at Clemson in 1988-89 under head coach Danny Ford. The Tigers finished 10-2 both seasons.
Clemson verse National Champs
When Auburn arrives in Death Valley Saturday it will be the third time the national champs have visits Clemson. The Tigers are 2-0 against the defending national champs when they travel to Tigertown. In 1991 Clemson defeated defending champs Georgia Tech 9-7. In 1981 Clemson defeated defending champs Georgia 13-3 and went on to win the national championship.
Both Teams Young
In week one Clemson and Auburn combined to play 25 true freshmen. Clemson played 12 and Auburn 13.
37 Tigers Ready for Rematch
Clemson returns 37 players that battled Auburn last season.
Boyd Off to Great Start
Tajh Boyd has picked up wins in his first two starts with the Tigers. He is the first quarterback to do that since Cullen Harper went 4-0. Tajh has six touchdowns, three in each of his first two starts. Tajh is only the second Clemson quarterback to throw for at least three touchdowns in each of his first two starts. The other quarterback is Charlie Whitehurst.
Clemson 34 Auburn 27