Tigers and Demon Deacons: How to Watch, Listen and Storylines

Zach Lentz

CLEMSON—Clemson will take to Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium one final time in 2019 in search of a school record 22nd consecutive home win when the team hosts Wake Forest on Saturday, Nov. 16. Kickoff in Death Valley is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. 

The contest will be Clemson's first since clinching the ACC Atlantic Division last week at NC State to earn its fifth consecutive ACC Championship Game berth, a first in conference history. This week, Clemson can become only the second program in conference annals to finish back-to-back years with an 8-0 record in regular season conference play. Prior to the game, Clemson will honor its 2019 senior class with Senior Day festivities. 

Presently, Clemson's seniors hold a 51-3 overall record in the last four years, standing as one of only five senior classes in FBS history to post at least 51 career wins in four years. The group is 26-1 in Death Valley, 29-2 in ACC regular season play (32-2 against the ACC overall) and has spent its entire tenure in the AP Top 10, including an active streak of 34 consecutive appearances in the AP Top 5. 

The game has been also designated as Hall of Fame Day, as the Clemson University Block C Club will induct nine members, including former running back James Davis, into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. For information on this year's inductees, see Page 23. Collectively, Clemson has played at a Hall of Fame level in 2019 according to a multitude of metrics. 

Clemson has held a lead of 14 or more points for twothirds (66.7 percent) of plays this season, a lead of 21 or more points for more than half of plays (52.7 percent) and a lead of 35 or more points for more than a quarter (28.7 percent) of plays this season. While much discussion of Clemson's 2019 season has centered around its opponents, the program has adhered to its belief that "it's about how we play, not who we play." 

Clemson has dominated the vast majority of its opponents even when accounting for opponent strength. This season, Clemson's defense is limiting its FBS opponents to 42.0 percent of their season averages in points and 62.5 percent of their season averages in yards. Meanwhile, Clemson's offensive production would equal 145.1 percent of opponents' season averages in points allowed and 126.2 percent of their season averages in yards allowed.

TELEVISION: ABC (Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams) 

RADIO: Clemson Tigers Network (Don Munson, C.J. Spiller, Tim Bourret, Reggie Merriweather) 

**Sirius 108, XM 193, Internet 955**

CLEMSON/WAKE FOREST SERIES HISTORY: 

- OVERALL: Clemson leads series, 66-17-1 

- HOME: Clemson leads series, 38-7

 - ROAD: Clemson leads series, 25-10-1

 - NEUTRAL: Clemson leads series, 3-0 

- LAST MEETING: Oct. 6, 2018 (63-3, W) 

- STREAK: Clemson, Won 10

Wake Forest Game Preview:

Storylines:

Sorry Dan, Clemson is Not Playing Pee Wee Football
Swinney Believes Clemson Offense is the Best Ever
Division is Settled, But Day is Still Special for Tigers
Behind Enemy Lines: Wake Forest Demon Deacons 
Preview and Prediction: Clemson Tigers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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