Clemson’s 2013 football schedule includes three games against teams that finished the 2012 season in the top 10 in the nation. The schedule was released by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday. The Tigers will open the season on August 31 against Georgia. They also face Florida State and South Carolina, all teams that finished in the Top 10 of 2012′s polls. Clemson will have a pair of Thursday night games that will be televised nationally by ESPN, September 19 at NC State and November 14 vs. Georgia Tech at Clemson. It will be Clemson’s first home Thursday night game since October 25, 2002 when Clemson played NC State. The complete schedule can be viewed at clemsontigers.com.
In a related story, the season opener between the South Carolina Gamecocks and North Carolina Tar Heels will be played on Thursday, August 29, it was announced Monday. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN from Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. Game time will be announced at a later date.