Clemson football vs Sun Belt
Due to its proximity, the Sun Belt and Clemson know each other quite well — with half the conference having gotten a matchup against the Tigers and even some teams, like Marshall, picking up a victory. Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana–Monroe, and Troy have also played the paw.
As for the half of the Sun Belt that hasn’t yet faced Clemson, newcomers James Madison and Old Dominion, Arkansas State, Louisiana, South Alabama, Southern Miss, and Texas State are all without a trip to Death Valley on their records.
The Sun Belt feels like a conference that could find a few of its members on Clemson’s September slate in the future, or, if the Tigers end up in the SEC, a late-November game. A 12-team College Football Playoff appearance from the SBC is far from impossible as well.
Depending on how things shake out with the sport, mainly when it comes to immediate eligibility in the transfer portal, the Sun Belt could be a conference that brings in high-end talent throughout the South who want a featured role somewhere that’s close to home.