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Clemson opens 2016 football season at Auburn

South Carolina’s Shawn Elliott congratulates Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson
South Carolina’s Shawn Elliott congratulates Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson tdominick@thestate.com

Clemson will open and close its season against teams from the SEC, according to the schedule released by the ACC on Tuesday. The Tigers open their 12-game slate at Auburn on Sept. 3, and close it with a home game against South Carolina on Nov. 26.

The Tigers have 10 games on Saturdays, one on a Thursday and one on a Friday. All seven home games are on Saturdays, but the Tigers will play at Georgia Tech on a Thursday and at Boston College on a Friday night. Both of those games will be nationally televised by ESPN.

It will be Clemson’s first regular season game on a Friday since Nov. 16, 1956 when the Tigers lost at Miami, 21-0. As a result of the Thursday and Friday road games, Clemson will not have a Saturday road game between Sept. 4 and Oct. 28.

Clemson at Florida State on Oct. 29 is the only game in 2016 against a team that received a vote in the final 2015 Associated Press poll.

2016 Schedule

Sept. 3 at Auburn

Sept. 10 Troy

Sept. 17 South Carolina State

Sept. 22 at Georgia Tech

Oct. 1 Louisville

Oct. 7 at Boston College

Oct. 15 N.C. State

Oct. 29 at Florida State

Nov. 5 Syracuse

Nov. 12 Pittsburgh

Nov. 19 at Wake Forest

Nov. 26 South Carolina

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