Clemson, SC-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.
Two of the three games against top 10 teams from 2012 will be non-conference opponents Georgia and South Carolina. Clemson and Nevada are the only schools in the nation to play two non-conference games against teams that finished the 2012 season in the top 10.
Clemson will open the season with Georgia at home and close the season at South Carolina. The Tigers also face a 2012 top 10 Florida State team at Clemson on October 19. 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, and just the third in history. It will be just the second year that Clemson has played a pair of Thursday night games.
The 2002 season was the only other year it has happened.
With the two Thursday night games and a 14-week time span for the regular season due to the nature of the calendar, Clemson will not play on four Saturday's once the season begins. Clemson will not play on September 14, September 21, November 9 and November 16.
Clemson 2013 Football Schedule
Aug. 31 GEORGIA
Sept. 7 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
Sept. 14 OPEN
Sept. 19 #at NC State
Sept. 28 WAKE FOREST
Oct. 5 at Syracuse
Oct. 12 BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 19 FLORIDA STATE
Oct. 26 at Maryland
Nov. 2 at Virginia
Nov. 9 OPEN
Nov. 14 #GEORGIA TECH
Nov. 23 CITADEL
Nov. 30 at South Carolina
From Clemson Sports Information