Clemson football vs Mountain West
There’s been a single contest between Clemson and the current iteration of the Mountain West for over 125 years of college football: a 1993 meeting with the UNLV Rebels — and it wasn’t even a trip to Las Vegas for the Tigers.
Given that the Mountain West is predominantly situated in the Mountain time zone and on the west coast, it’s not the biggest shocker to see such a dearth of recorded history between Clemson and the G5 conference. Still, not having played Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State and Wyoming means there are plenty of intriguing cross-country matchups for the NCAA schedule-makers to explore.
Will they? The odds are high that the ACC one day ceases and the Tigers become the fourth of their striped feline species to join the SEC, and Mountain West teams have appeared on SEC schedules in recent years.
Still, it’s been a long time for there not to have been a game by now between all of the aforementioned teams and Clemson and there hasn’t been, so it’s unclear how that door to the west would open.