Clemson 2020 Football Schedule Officially Released


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Joseph Bender, Sports Editor

Wednesday, the ACC officially announced the Clemson Tigers’ 2020 football schedule, and the Tigers are already projected to go 12-0 through the regular season.
The 2020 Clemson schedule is as followed:

• Sept. 3 (Thursday): at Georgia Tech
• Sept. 12: LOUISVILLE
• Sept. 19: AKRON
• Sept. 26: VIRGINIA
• Oct. 2 (Friday): at Boston College
• Oct. 10: at Florida State
• Oct. 17: NC STATE
• Oct. 24: SYRACUSE
• Nov. 7: at Notre Dame
• Nov. 14: THE CITADEL
• Nov. 21: at Wake Forest

Let’s dissect the Tigers’ 2020 schedule and go through each game.
The Tigers season starts out on Thursday September 3rd, as for the 2nd straight year Clemson opens up the season against Georgia Tech on Thursday night, this time in Atlanta. After playing Georgia Tech, the Tigers will have their home-opener against the Louisville Cardinals, who had a good season last year and will look to keep climbing in the ACC Atlantic rankings. After Lousivlle, the Clemson Tigers will host Akron, and then have a top matchup at home against the Virginia Cavaliers, who had a great season last year finishing 9-3 in regular season and losing in a blowout to Clemson in ACC Championship. The Cavaliers will be losing a lot of talent with starting QB Bryce Perkins. After playing the Cavaliers, Clemson will have two straight road games, on Friday night at Boston College, and then Florida State the following week. Both Boston College and Florida State will have new head coaches at the helm of their programs. Following two straight road games, Clemson will have two straight home games against Syracuse and North Carolina State, both of whom underperformed last year, and will look to rise in the top of the ACC Atlantic rankings.
After playing Syracuse, the Tigers will have a bye week to prepare for a top road game at Notre Dame, the Tiger’s toughest game all season. After playing the Irish, Clemson will finish off the 2020 season with a home game hosting the Citadel, traveling to Wake Forest, and capping off the season hosting in state rivals South Carolina.
The Tigers will look to make another national championship run and get revenge.