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2018 CFP IN: Clemson Tigers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Clemson Tigers are the No. 2 team in the College Football Playoff. The Tigers were the No. 2 team much of the season.

For three weeks, they were the No. 3 ranked team. They were also the No. 4 ranked team on October 6th.

Clemson Tigers wide receiver Amari Rodgers making a reception against the Furman Paladins
Amari Rodgers making a reception against the Furman Paladins (Getty Images)

The Tigers have made the playoff the past four seasons. They were not in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Alabama Tigers face the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes.

The No. 2 Oregon Ducks faced the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles.

Clemson will face No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Cotton Bowl Classic. The two teams will face off on December 29th at 8 pm from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Tigers are 2-1 in the CFP. Last year’s Semifinal loss, 24-6, to the Crimson Tide was their first loss in the College Football Playoff.

This season, the team is 13-0. Clemson defeated FCS’ Furman Paladins, 48-7, in the season-opener on September 1st.

One week later, the Tigers survived against the Texas A&M Aggies, 28-26. Clemson then defeated the Georgia Southern Eagles, 38-7, on September 15th.

They also defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 49-21, on September 22nd. One week later, they escaped with a 27-23 win over the Syracuse Orange.

The Tigers began October with a 63-3 win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on October 6th. Following a bye, the Tigers defeated then-No. 16 North Carolina State Wolfpack, 41-7, on October 20th.

They ended October with a 59-10 win over the Florida State Seminoles on October 27th.

November brought a 77-16 win over the Louisville Cardinals on November 3rd. One week later, Clemson defeated then-No. 17 Boston College Eagles, 27-7, for the O’Rourke McFadden Trophy.

The Tigers defeated the Duke Blue Devils, 35-6, on November 17th. They defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks, 56-35, on November 24th.

In the ACC Championship, Clemson defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers, 42-10 on December 1st.


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