|2006 Clemson Tigers football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|2006 record||8-5 (5-3 ACC)|
|Offensive coordinator||Rob Spence (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Vic Koenning (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium (c. 80,301, grass)|
|2006 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings|
|No. 18 Wake Forest x$||6||–||2||11||–||3|
|No. 20 Boston College||5||–||3||10||–||3|
|Georgia Tech x||7||–||1||9||–||5|
|No. 19 Virginia Tech||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|Championship: Wake Forest 9, Georgia Tech 6|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2006 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season The team was coached by Tommy Bowden and played their homes game in the Memorial Stadium.
Portions of the season, specifically the games against Florida Atlantic and Florida State, were featured in the 2020 film Safety, which is about sophomore safety Ray Ray McElrathbey taking care of his little brother while their mother receives treatment for drug addiction.
ESPN's College Gameday show made its first-ever appearance in Clemson for the game between the Tigers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on October 21. Kirk Herbstreit mentioned both during and after the show, that he felt that Clemson hosted one of the best Gameday audiences he'd ever seen. The Gameday audience at Clemson also set a new noise record when measured in the latter half of the show.
Entering the season, the Tigers had high expectations, hoping to compete for a spot in the ACC Championship Game. After a defeat at Boston College in the second game of the season, Clemson achieved off six straight victories, during which they averaged nearly 42 points a game. But things soon fell apart, with Clemson losing four out of their last five, including a loss to Kentucky in the Music City Bowl, and a 31-28 loss to arch rival South Carolina. The team finished the season with a disappointing 8-5 record.
|September 2||3:30 p.m.||Florida Atlantic*||No. 18||ESPNU||W 54-6||78,693|
|September 9||3:30 p.m.||at Boston College||No. 18||ABC||L 34-33 2OT||44,500|
|September 16||7:45 p.m.||at No. 9 Florida State||ESPN||W 27-20||83,510|
|September 23||Noon||North Carolina||No. 19||Raycom/LFS||W 52-7||81,886|
|September 30||7:00 p.m.||Louisiana Tech*||No. 18||ESPNU||W 51-0||81,564|
|October 7||Noon||at Wake Forest||No. 15||ESPN||W 27-17||35,920|
|October 12||7:30 p.m.||vs. Temple*||No. 12||ESPNU||W 63-9||30,246|
|October 21||7:45 p.m.||No. 13 Georgia Tech||No. 12||ESPN||W 31-7||82,630|
|October 26||7:45 p.m.||at Virginia Tech||No. 10||ESPN||L 24-7||66,233|
|November 4||Noon||Maryland||No. 19||ESPN2||L 13-12||80,556|
|November 11||Noon||NC State||Raycom/LFS||W 20-14||81,785|
|November 25||Noon||South Carolina*||No. 24||ESPN||L 31-28||83,428|
|December 29||1:00 p.m.||vs. Kentucky*||ESPN||L 28-20||68,024|
Part of that game would be recreated at halftime of the Clemson game between UNC Charlotte on September 21, 2019 as part of a Disney movie.
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Clemson's first win in Tallahassee since 1989.