2006 Clemson Football Season

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Sunday, August 13, 2006 - Fan Appreciation Day[edit]

  • Clemson Memorial Stadium, 3-5 p.m. - the first one thousand youngsters - 8th grade and under - entering through Gate 9 will be given a Clemson tee-shirt. Offensive Team located under South Stands, Defensive Team under the North Stands, Tommy Bowden located at the top of the hill. Lot 2 and part of Lot 5 will be available for parking.

Saturday, September 2, 2006 - Florida Atlantic at Clemson[edit]

  • W Clemson 54, Florida Atlantic 6
  • First meeting between the Tigers and the 1-AA Florida Atlantic Owls. Howard Schnellenberger coaches FAU.
  • IPTAY/Hall of Fame Day - Kick-off at 3:30 p.m., televised by ESPNU.

Saturday, September 9, 2006 - Clemson at Boston College[edit]

  • L Boston College 34, Clemson 33, in two overtimes. BC evens series record for the first time, 7-7-2.
  • Kick-off at 3:30 p.m., televised by ABC.

Saturday, September 16, 2006 - Clemson at Florida State[edit]

  • W Clemson 27, Florida State 20
  • Bowden Bowl VIII - kick-off at 7:45 p.m., coverage on ESPN.
  • Florida State was ranked ninth going into this game.

Saturday, September 23, 2006 - North Carolina at Clemson[edit]

  • W Clemson 52, North Carolina 7
  • Family Weekend/1981 Championship Reunion - 1981 team members donate $1 million to the university at half time when the team and Coach Danny Ford were inducted into the Ring of Honor.
  • First meet with the Tarheels since the 2003 season
  • Kick-off at noon - televised by the Lincoln Financial Network/Raycom Sports

Saturday, September 30, 2006 - Louisiana Tech at Clemson[edit]

  • W Clemson 51, Louisiana Tech 0
  • Louisiana Tech is a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
  • Youth Day
  • Kick-off at 7 p.m. - televised on ESPNU

Saturday, October 7, 2006 - Clemson at Wake Forest[edit]

  • W Clemson 27, Wake Forest 17
  • Clemson favored by 16. Televised on ESPN - kick-off at noon.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - Clemson at Temple[edit]

  • W Clemson 63, Temple 9
  • Game moved to Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina, kick-off at 7:30 p.m.
  • The Temple Owls have the longest losing streak in NCAA Division I-A, eighteen in a row.
  • The Owls donate their $1,500 travel money to the McElrathby fund.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 - Georgia Tech at Clemson[edit]

  • W Clemson 31, Georgia Tech 7
  • Homecoming
  • Televised on ESPN, kick-off at 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - Clemson at Virginia Tech[edit]

  • L Clemson 7, Virginia Tech 24
  • Clemson favored by 4 1/2. National broadcast by ESPN, kick-off at 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, November 4, 2006 - Maryland at Clemson[edit]

  • L Clemson 12, Maryland 13.
  • Kick-off at noon. Aired on ESPN 2.

Saturday, November 11, 2006 - North Carolina State at Clemson[edit]

  • W Clemson 20, N.C. State 14
  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Kick-off at noon. Telecast by Lincoln Financial Network (formerly Jefferson-Pilot).

Saturday, November 25, 2006 - South Carolina at Clemson[edit]

  • L Clemson 28, South Carolina 31
  • One Clemson - Solid Orange
  • Kick-off at noon, televised nationally on ESPN.

Friday, December 29, 2006 - Clemson versus Kentucky[edit]

  • L Clemson 20, Kentucky 28
  • Clemson versus Kentucky in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl presented by Bridgestone Tires in Nashville, Tennessee at 1 p.m. on ESPN. An outplayed Clemson team mounts unlikely comeback from a 6-28 deficit late in the fourth quarter, but falls short when Kentucky recovers an on-side kick, for a 20-28 loss. The Wildcats secure their first bowl win since 1984.
  • Public events:
  • December 27: FCA Breakfast - The Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts an event for the Bowl's student-athletes, college football fans and Nashville community. Held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, the FCA Breakfast features a unique speaker to share his/her faith and love for sports. This is a fundraiser for the local chapter of FCA. Call the FCA at 615-889-8808 for tickets.
  • December 28: Coaches Luncheon presented by The Tennessean - The official chalk talk event for players, coaches, administrators, and fans in town for bowl week. At the Gaylord Opryland Hotel at 11:30 a.m. Call the Bowl office at 615-743-3130 for ticket information. RSVPs required.
  • December 28: MusicFest/Battle of the Bands presented by CMT - Party downtown on 2nd Street with SEC and ACC cheerleaders and pep bands, beginning at 6 p.m.
  • December 29: Pre-game Concert - Beginning at 9 a.m., free music and family activities at LP Field's South End Zone Area Lot R. Free admission.