Dabo Swinney reached 150 profession wins in 14 and a half seasons as Clemson’s head coach. He’s already second in Clemson historical past in profession wins and desires simply 15 to tie the Legend, Frank Howard, for first place.
Over time, Swinney has knocked off a few of the largest names and groups in faculty soccer. He has guided the Tigers to seven ACC Championships, six appearances within the Faculty Soccer Playoff, 4 appearances within the nationwide championship sport and two nationwide championships.
Under is a listing of the ten finest wins within the Dabo Swinney period.
Clemson stuns No. 6 Notre Dame
Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware celebrates after the Tigers’ protection stopped Notre Dame operating again C.J. Prosise (20) for a loss through the first quarter on October 3, 2015 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson. (Bart Boatwright / USA TODAY Sports activities)
10: October 3, 2015, Notre Dame at Clemson: Clemson defeated sixth-ranked Notre Dame within the first assembly between the 2 groups since 1979. In a torrential downpour, the Tigers jumped out to an enormous lead and escaped with a 24-22 win within the ultimate seconds as Carlos Watkins led a number of tacklers that stopped the Preventing Irish’s two-point attempt with seven seconds left to play within the sport. The win over the Irish catapulted the Tigers into the highest 10 with a No. 6 rating the next week.
Tigers knock off No. 8 Miami
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, heart, hugs workforce administrator Woody McCorvey, left, and assistant coach Danny Pearman, proper, after the Tigers beat Miami 40-37 in extra time in 2009. (USA TODAY Sports activities)
9. October 24, 2009, Clemson at Miami: On third-and-11 in extra time, quarterback Kyle Parker hit Jacoby Ford on a 26- yard landing move to raise Clemson to a 40-37 victory at No. 8 Miami. On the time, it tied for the highest-ranked workforce Clemson defeated on the highway at school historical past. Working again C.J. Spiller, taking part in in entrance of his father for the primary time as a Tiger, gained 310 all-purpose yards to ascertain a school-record. DeAndre McDaniel was named nationwide defensive player-of-the-week for his two interceptions, together with one which he returned 23 yards for a rating. There have been 9 lead adjustments within the sport, as neither workforce scored twice in a row.
2011 ACC Champions
Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and gamers have fun on the rostrum with the ACC Championship trophy after the sport. The Tigers defeated the No. 5 Hokies 38-10 at Financial institution of America Stadium in Charlotte to seize first league title in 20 years.(Bob Donnan / USA TODAY Sports activities)
8. December 3, 2011, ACC Championship Sport: Clemson gained its first ACC title in 20 years with a 38-10 win over Virginia Tech in Charlotte. Virginia Tech was ranked No. 3 within the nation within the coaches’ ballot and the win tied for the highest-ranked workforce Clemson beat in its historical past on the time. Tajh Boyd was named MVP, as he accomplished 20-of-29 passes for 240 yards and three scores. The win clinched Clemson’s first Orange Bowl berth in 30 years, however extra importantly it acquired Clemson over the hump and again on prime of the ACC. The Tigers have gained 5 ACC Championships since then. It was additionally their 10th victory that night time, ending a 21-year drought in that class. Clemson has gained at the very least 10 video games yearly since.
Marcus Edmonds saves the day
Clemson cornerback Marcus Edmond (29) knocks Louisville large receiver James Fast (17) out of bounds on fourth down through the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium in Clemson. Clemson gained 42-36. (Joshua S. Kelly / USA TODAY Sports activities)
7. October 1, 2016, Louisville at Clemson: Clemson wins a gathering of prime 5 groups at Loss of life Valley. The sport would show to be a gathering of the highest two contenders for the Heisman trophy as Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson took their groups up and down the sphere. However the sport’s largest play proved to be a deal with on the two-yard line by Clemson’s Marcus Edmond within the ultimate seconds of a 42-36 Clemson victory.
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Watson and Tigers run throughout No. 4 Oklahoma
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) jumps over Oklahoma security Ahmad Thomas (13) for a second quarter landing within the 2016 CFP Semifinal Sport within the Orange Bowl at Solar Life Stadium. (Kim Klement /USA TODAY Sports activities)
6. December 31, 2015, Orange Bowl: In Clemson’s first look within the Faculty Soccer Playoff, No. 1 Clemson outscored No. 4 Oklahoma 21-0 within the second half for a 37-17 victory. With the win, the Tigers superior to play Alabama within the nationwide championship sport, a primary for this system in 34 years. Kevin Dodd added 3.5 tackles for loss, together with a sack, as Clemson held the Sooners to 67 dashing yards on 40 makes an attempt. Quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 16-for-31 for 187 yards and a landing, however he had 145 dashing yards and 332 yards of whole offense.
Catanzaro’s last-second kick beats No. 9 LSU
Clemson place kicker Chandler Catanzaro (39) is carried off the sphere after kicking a 32-yard game-winning area purpose as time expired for a 25-24 victory over LSU within the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl on December 31, 2012 on the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. (Bart Boatwright/USA TODAY Sports activities)
5. December 31, 2012, Chick-fil-A Bowl: Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard area purpose as time expired to present Clemson a 25-24 win over No. 9 LSU within the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The ACC Tigers trailed 24-13 getting into the fourth quarter however scored the ultimate 12 factors for the dramatic victory. It was Clemson’s eleventh win of the season, its highest whole, on the time, since its Nationwide Championship season of 1981, and gave the Tigers a ultimate USA Right now rating of No. 9. The successful drive was saved alive when Deandre Hopkins made a sliding 26-yard catch of a Tajh Boyd move on fourth-and-16 from the Clemson 14-yard line.
Nolan Turner saves the day
Clemson security Nolan Turner intercepts a move from Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields through the fourth quarter of the Fiesta Bowl of the Faculty Soccer Playoffs semifinal sport, in Glendale, Arizona Saturday, December 28, 2019. (Ken Ruinard / USA TODAY Sports activities)
4. December 28, 2019, Fiesta Bowl: Clemson superior to its fourth nationwide championship sport in 5 years in thrilling style, overcoming an early 16-0 deficit to defeat Ohio State 29-23 within the Fiesta Bowl. The 16-point comeback was Clemson fifth-largest comeback at school historical past, a win it secured when security Nolan Turner recorded the Tigers’ second interception off Ohio State’s Justin Fields ultimately zone with 37 seconds to play.
Swinney secures Clemson’s head job by beating the Gamecocks
Then Clemson interim head coach Dabo Swinney is carried off the sphere by Thomas Austin (65), left, and Tyler Grisham (13) after the Tigers’ 31-14 win over South Carolina Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Memorial Stadium in Clemson. (Bart Boatwright / USA TODAY Sports activities)
3. November 29, 2008, South Carolina at Clemson: Clemson defeated South Carolina, 31-14. It was the Tigers 10th win in 12 years over the Gamecocks on the time. It was additionally a win that secured then athletic director Terry Don Phillips’ resolution to rent Dabo Swinney as head coach. Clemson completed the 2008 common season with 4 wins in its final 5 video games to turn into bowl eligible for a tenth straight yr. Swinney was the primary interim head coach in faculty soccer historical past to take over a program at midseason and lead his squad to a bowl sport. On December 1, 2008, the interim tag was faraway from Swinney’s title and he was named the top coach of the Tigers.
Clemson rips aside Crimson Tide in Nationwide Championship Sport
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) passes in opposition to Alabama within the second half of the Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship sport at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Lawrence accomplished 20-of-32 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns to earn MVP honors within the Tigers’ 44-16 victory. (Mickey Welsh / USA Right now Sports activities)
2. January 7, 2019, CFP Nationwide Championship, Clemson vs. Alabama: Trevor Lawrence grew to become the primary freshman since 1985 to steer his workforce to a nationwide championship due to Clemson’s 44-16 win over Alabama. Lawrence performed an enormous function in why the Tigers dominated the Crimson Tide like they did. He accomplished 20-of-32 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns to earn MVP honors. The win was historic due to the character wherein the Tigers beat ‘Bama and since it clinched a 15-0 good season, the primary in main faculty soccer since 1897.
Clemson wins first nationwide championship in 35 years
Clemson large receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) scores the game-winning with one second to play within the Tigers’ 35-31 win over No. 1 Alabama n the 2017 Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship Sport at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. (Kevin Jairaj / USA TODAY Sports activities)
1. January 9, 2017, CFP Nationwide Championship, Clemson vs. Alabama: Clemson wins its second nationwide title in historical past and first in 35 years with a 35-31 victory over No. 1 Alabama, who had entered the sport with a 26-game successful streak. Hunter Renfrow scored the successful landing with only one second remaining on a two-yard move from Deshaun Watson. It was Clemson’s first win over a No. 1 ranked workforce. The Tigers rallied from a 14-0 deficit to knock off the Crimson Tide. It marked the primary time Alabama head coach Nick Saban misplaced in a nationwide championship sport.
In line with FanDuel Sportsbook, Clemson is a double-digit favourite in opposition to Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and NC State.
—Clemson Athletic Communications contributed to this story