Did you know that Clemson Football played the Jacksonville Naval Air Station Fliers football team in 1942 and lost?
As it is the only meeting between the teams, the Jacksonville NAS has an undefeated record against the Clemson Tigers.
There are some fun examples of teams the Clemson football program played in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In some cases, the Tigers were victorious, such as the time in 1897 when they played the Charlotte YMCA and won 10-0.
In 1912, the Tigers played Riverside Military Academy, which is today a college prep boarding and day school for young men grades 6-12. Fortunately, they won that contest on Bowman Field 26-0.
At other times they weren’t so lucky, and if they never had a chance to play those programs again, the Tigers, unfortunately, have a big goose egg against them in the record books.
Some of the examples are humorous because they are programs from the early history of college football that don’t exist anymore, but you might be surprised at some of the current-day Football Bowl Subdivision programs that Clemson has never beaten in their history.
Here are the programs that Clemson Football has played but has never beaten since the program was founded in 1896.