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The Clemson Tigers football teams of 1896–1899 represented Clemson Agricultural College in college football competition. Professor Walter Riggs brought the game to Clemson from his alma mater, Auburn, where he was a member of Auburn's first football team.


1896Edit

1896 Clemson Tigers football
ConferenceIndependent
1896 record2–1
Head coachWalter Riggs
CaptainR. G. Hamilton
Seasons
1897 →
Date Opponent Site Result
October 31 at Furman Greenville, SC W 14–6
November 12 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) L 6–12
November 21 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 16–0

1897Edit

1897 Clemson Tigers football
ConferenceIndependent
1897 record2–2
Head coachWilliam M. Williams
CaptainW. T. Brock
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
Date Opponent Site Result
October 9 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA L 0–24
October 23 at Charlotte YMCA Charlotte, NC W 10–0
October 25 at North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC L 0–28
November 10 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 18–6

1898Edit

1898 Clemson Tigers football
ConferenceIndependent
1898 record3–1
Head coachJohn Penton
CaptainShack Shealy
Seasons
← 1897
1899 →
Date Opponent Site Result
October 8 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA L 8–20
October 20 Bingham Calhoun, SC W 55–0
November 17 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 24–0
November 24 vs. Georgia Tech Augusta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) W 23–0

1899Edit

1899 Clemson Tigers football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1899 record4–2 (3–2 SIAA)
Head coachWalter Riggs
CaptainJ. N. Walker
Seasons
← 1898
1900 →
Date Opponent Site Result
October 7 at Georgia Herty FieldAthens, GA L 0–11
October 14 vs. Davidson Rock Hill, SC W 10–0
October 28 at Auburn Auburn, AL L 0–34
November 9* at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 34–0
November 18 vs. North Carolina A&M Rock Hill, SC (Textile Bowl) W 24–0
November 30 vs. Georgia Tech Greenville, SC (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) W 41–5
*Non-Conference Game.

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