It went almost unnoticed last week, but with its victory against Louisville, Clemson became bowl-eligible for the 16th consecutive season. The Tiger have won 10 or more games for 10 consecutive seasons, so getting the six wins needed to receive a bowl berth isn’t a fist-pumping achievement.
UConn (1-8) isn’t expected to offer Clemson (6-3) much of a challenge. But the Huskies do offer the Tigers an opportunity.
Clemson will not receive an invitation into the College Football Playoffs for the first time since 2014, and it faces a daunting uphill climb to return to the ACC Championship Game.
What’s left for the Tigers is to earn a berth in the best bowl possible. Prestige and location are key words there. Clemson’s reputation as one of the top programs of the past decade will help, but so will putting together impressive wins. Those have been difficult for Clemson to