Clemson Tigers vs. Wofford Terriers: Series History


The Clemson Tigers and Wofford Terriers have met on the gridiron several times over the years. Check out the results and history of the series.

The Clemson Tigers and Wofford Terriers have met several times on the football field, dating all the way back to the year 1896. This Saturday, the two schools will meet again for the fifteenth time to open their 2015 season campaign.

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The Clemson Tigers have a lot of talent returning this season and there many analysts from around the country that believe the Tigers have a shot at not only winning their conference, but also vying for a spot in the College Football Playoff. The Wofford Terriers are coming off a season where they went 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the SoCon. But, both teams are hungry and ready for a successful season.

Obviously, Clemson is the heavy favorite coming into Saturday’s game, but let’s take a look back at the history of this series and give you some results and background from the 15 games that been played between the Clemson Tigers and the Wofford Terriers.

Overall Series Record: Clemson 11-3

Last Meeting: September 10, 2011- Clemson 35, Wofford 27

The last meeting between these two schools took place four years ago and it was a painful game to watch. I remember being in Death Valley and everyone booing as the Tigers walked off the field tied with Wofford at halftime. Clemson did end up pulling the game out, but it wasn’t until a Rennie Moore stop on fourth down in the fourth quarter that the game was over.

First Meeting: November 21, 1896- Clemson 16, Wofford 0.

The first ever meeting between the two school came in late-November where the Clemson Tigers shutout the Wofford Terriers.

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The Other 12:

October 22, 1900– Clemson 21, Wofford 0

November 1, 1917– Clemson 27, Wofford 16

October 9, 1920– Clemson 13, Wofford 7

October 29, 1925– Wofford 13, Clemson 0

October 28, 1926– Wofford 3, Clemson 0

October 29, 1927– Clemson 6, Wofford 0

October 18, 1929– Clemson 30, Wofford 0

September 27, 1930– Clemson 32, Wofford 0

November 11, 1933– Wofford 14, Clemson 13

September 28, 1940– Clemson 26, Wofford 0

September 5, 1981– Clemson 45, Wofford 10

September 8, 2001– Clemson 38, Wofford 14

An Interesting Note: Clemson opened up with Wofford on September 5, 1981 and beat the Terriers 45-10. This was the year that Clemson ended up going and winning a national championship. Now, the Clemson Tigers open up with the Wofford Terriers once again on September 5. Is that a coincidence or is something amazing about to happen? Only time will tell, but if the Tigers walk out with a 45-10 win on Saturday, I’m calling it.

Another interesting tidbit is that Clemson was actually trailing Wofford for a good portion of the first quarter and was tied with the Terriers 3-3 going into the second. Clemson then went on to score 28 unanswered points, solidifying the opening day victory.

We hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of Clemson Tigers vs. Wofford Terriers series history and hopefully left you with a few things to think about for the rest of the week.

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