Clemson is again in Week 12 at Florida State on Saturday, Nov. 21 following a Week 11 bye. The Tigers return to play coming off of its first common season loss since 2017 — a 47-40 double time beyond regulation loss to Notre Dame. The Tigers can have star quarterback Trevor Lawrence again for FSU after lacking the previous two video games resulting from a constructive COVID-19 take a look at consequence.
Right here is the whole 2020 Clemson soccer schedule, together with opponents, outcomes and gamers to look at.
2020 Clemson soccer schedule: Dates, occasions, opponents, outcomes
Right here is the total, detailed schedule for Clemson’s 2020 soccer season, with broadcast info and outcomes.
|at Wake Forest||Saturday, Sept. 12||7:30 p.m.||ABC||Winston-Salem, NC||W, 37-13|
|The Citadel||Saturday, Sept. 19||4 p.m.||ACCN||Clemson, SC||W, 49-0|
|Virginia||Saturday, Oct. 3||8 p.m.||ACCN||Clemson, SC||W, 41-23|
|Miami (Fla.)||Saturday, Oct. 10||7:30 p.m.||ABC||Clemson, SC||W, 42-17|
|at Georgia Tech||Saturday, Oct. 17||12 p.m.||ABC||Atlanta, GA||W, 73-7|
|Syracuse||Saturday, Oct. 24||12 p.m.||ACCN||Clemson, SC||W, 47-21|
|Boston School||Saturday, Oct. 31||12 p.m.||ABC||Clemson, SC||W, 34-28|
|at Notre Dame||Saturday, Nov. 7||7:30 p.m.||NBC||Notre Dame, IN||L, 47-40|
|at Florida State||Saturday, Nov. 21||12 p.m.||ABC||Tallahassee, FL||TBD|
|Pittsburgh||Saturday, Nov. 28||TBD||TBD||Clemson, SC||TBD|
|at Virginia Tech||Saturday, Dec. 5||TBD||TBD||Blacksburg, VA||TBD|
Observe: As a result of coronavirus pandemic, all video games, dates and occasions are topic to vary.
The Tigers went 14-1 final yr, profitable their fifth consecutive ACC title. Clemson beat Ohio State 29-23 in a single CFP semifinal earlier than falling 42-25 towards LSU within the nationwide championship.
Right here’s what occurred in each recreation of Clemson’s 2019 schedule:
|Georgia Tech||Thursday, Aug. 29||8 p.m.||Clemson, SC||W||52-14|
|Texas A&M||Saturday, Sept. 7||3:30 p.m.||Clemson, SC||W||24-10|
|Syracuse||Saturday, Sept. 14||7:30 p.m.||Syracuse, NY||W||41-6|
|Charlotte||Saturday, Sept. 21||7:30 p.m.||Clemson, SC||W||52-10|
|North Carolina||Saturday, Sept. 28||3:30 p.m.||Chapel Hill, NC||W||21-20|
|Florida State||Saturday, Oct. 12||3:30 p.m.||Clemson, SC||W||45-14|
|Louisville||Saturday, Oct. 19||12:00 p.m.||Louisville, KY||W||45-10|
|Boston School||Saturday, Oct. 26||7:30 p.m.||Clemson, SC||W||59-7|
|Wofford||Saturday, Nov. 2||4:00 p.m.||Clemson, SC||W||59-14|
|NC State||Saturday, Nov. 9||7:30 p.m.||Raleigh, NC||W||55-10|
|Wake Forest||Saturday, Nov. 16||3:30 p.m.||Clemson, SC||W||52-3|
|South Carolina||Saturday, Nov. 30||12 p.m.||Columbia, SC||W||38-3|
|Virginia||Saturday, Nov. 30||7:30 p.m.||Charlotte, NC||W||62-17|
|Ohio State||Saturday, Dec. 28||8 p.m.||Glendale, AZ||W||29-23|
|LSU||Monday, Jan. 12||9 p.m.||New Orleans, LA||L||42-25|
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High returning gamers
Clemson completed final season high 5 in scoring protection and scoring offense. In lots of circumstances that is a championship system, however the Tigers have been unable to maintain up with LSU within the nationwide championship recreation. Changing six defensive starters will not be straightforward, although factors should not be too exhausting to return by in Demise Valley with quarterback Trevor Lawrence and working again Travis Etienne each returning.
Lawrence grabbed maintain the reigns below heart 4 video games into his freshman yr and by no means regarded again, main Clemson to 25 wins and two School Soccer Playoff appearances — together with a nationwide championship victory — in two seasons. It is also price noting that Lawrence has by no means misplaced to an ACC group. That is notable in a yr when the Tigers’ common season is completely made up of convention opponents. As a sophomore, he threw for 3,665 yards and scored 45 complete touchdowns whereas doubling his interceptions from 4 to eight. Lawrence’s largest adjustment of 2020 is likely to be the absence of his high two receiving targets — Justyn Ross (damage) and Tee Higgins (NFL) — from a yr in the past.
Sharing the backfield with Lawrence is Etienne, whose return to Clemson might have come as a shock to some after posting back-to-back 1,600-yard campaigns in his sophomore and junior seasons. However Etienne is not only a exhausting runner or a troublesome sort out to make, he is additionally a scoring machine who has discovered the tip zone 62 occasions by three seasons. Like Lawrence, the Tigers’ senior tailback garnered quite a few preseason accolades between the AP preseason All-America groups to being named to the Maxwell and Doak Walker Award watch lists.
With Lawrence and Etienne commanding the offense, linebacker James Skalski might doubtlessly turn into the spine of coordinator Brent Venables’ protection. Skalski lined up for 699 snaps a yr in the past, the third-most on Clemson’s protection behind Isaiah Simmons and AJ Terrell — each 2020 first spherical NFL Draft picks. The graduate switch registered 105 tackles, 7.5 for loss along with 4.5 sacks and 4 cross breakups. With Simmons, Tanner Muse and Chad Smith all gone, Skalski might be poised for an even bigger function. His 2019 numbers earned him spots on preseason watch lists for the Bednarik, Nagurksi and Butkus Awards.
We’ve Clemson at No. 1 in our preseason High 25. Right here’s the breakdown:
This was set no matter what occurred in New Orleans. QB Trevor Lawrence might be the clear Heisman favourite going into 2020, plus he’ll get to throw to Justyn Ross. And in huge information, RB Travis Etienne, the Tigers’ all-time main rusher, mentioned he is coming again for 2020. There may even be turnover on the offensive line and with shedding key defensive standouts, however DC Brent Venables will maintain this a robust unit. The unbelievable recruiting class will assist.
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2020 School Soccer Playoff
The School Soccer Playoff period is coming into its seventh season within the 2020-21 season. LSU gained a nationwide championship in its inaugural look whereas Clemson prolonged its streak of consecutive appearances to 5 years. Historical past can be on Clemson’s facet coming into the brand new season. The Tigers are 6-3 in CFP video games, having gained nationwide championships the yr after every of its first two CFP losses.
Listed here are the dates and websites for the 2020 School Soccer Playoff semifinals and CFP nationwide championship.
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When are the School Soccer Playoff semifinals?
The CFP semifinals are set for Jan. 1, 2021. One semifinal is the Rose Bowl at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. The opposite semifinal is the Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
When is the 2021 School Soccer Playoff nationwide championship?
The CFP nationwide championship is a bit later in 2021. The 2 winners of the semifinals will meet on the second Monday of January in Miami on Jan. 11, 2020 at Laborious Rock Stadium
Beneath is a whole historical past of the School Soccer Playoff nationwide championship recreation.
|YEAR (OF GAME)||GAME|
|2015||No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 2 Oregon 20|
|2016||No. 2 Alabama 45, No. 1 Clemson 40|
|2017||No. 2 Clemson 35, No. 1 Alabama 31|
|2018||No. 4 Alabama 26, No. 3 Georgia 23|
|2019||No. 2 Clemson 44, No. 1 Alabama 16|
|2020||No. 1 LSU 42, No. 3 Clemson 25|
2021-2024 CFP nationwide championship areas and dates
2021: Miami-South Florida (Laborious Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida) – Jan. 11
2022: Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana) – Jan. 10
2023: Los Angeles (Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, California) – Jan. 9
2024: Houston (NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas) – Jan. 8