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JOHN HEISMAN (portrayed in the coveted trophy) was not an Auburn graduate, but he came to Clemson from Auburn. He coached at Auburn from 1895-1899 and came to Clemson to coach the 1900-03 era. Heisman was 12-4-2 at Auburn before coming to Clemson. He was 19-3-2 as coach of the Tigers for those four years.
TIGERS VS. TIGERS
WHO: No. 14 Clemson (0-0) vs. Auburn (0-0)
WHAT: Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
WHEN: 7:05 p.m.
WHERE: Georgia Dome, Atlanta
TV: ESPN with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe
RADIO: Clemson Radio Network with Pete Yanity, Will Merritt and Patrick Sapp
Record: Auburn leads 34-12-2
At Clemson: Auburn leads 10-6-1
At Auburn: Auburn leads 19-4
At neutral: Auburn leads 5-2-1
First meeting: Auburn 34, Clemson 0 in 1899
Last meeting: Clemson won 38-24 at Clemson in 2011
Last Auburn win: 27-24 (OT) at Auburn, 2010
Streak: Auburn has won 14 of past 15
• Clemson has won 21 of its past 27 season openers. That includes an 8-4 record the past 12 years when Clemson has played its most challenging season-opening games.
• Auburn has two new coordinators.Brian Van Gorder
, a former assistant at Georgia and for the Atlanta Falcons, heads the defense.Scot Loeffler
is the offensive coordinator.
• Clemson has lost three of its last 10 season opening games, but all three were to top 25 teams, twice to Georgia (2002 and 2003) and in 2008 to Alabama in a game played in Atlanta.
• The Tigers are 86-22-8 (.777), regardless of site, in their first game in the previous 116 seasons. Even though this is the 117th season of Clemson football, Clemson has had just 111 home openers in its history because five seasons Clemson did not play a game at home.