Clemson finished the season ranked No. 1 in all rankings and has a date with Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal.
The university’s social media team has chosen to celebrate the team’s first undefeated season with a series of highlight videos posted to the team’s Instagram titled, “When The Game Was Won.”
Check some of them out below!
When the Game Was Won || The most pivotal moment from each game during the 2015 season… Game 4 • Clemson 24, Notre Dame 22 October 3 • Memorial Stadium A second straight game the Tigers seemingly had in control came down to a late defensive stand. This time, it was the combined effort of Ben Boulware, Kevin Dodd and Carlos Watkins as Clemson stuffed a two-point attempt with seven seconds remaining in the game. Clemson’s defense forced four turnovers, with linebacker B.J. Goodson coming away with two in the fourth quarter alone. The Tigers held on for the victory despite some of the heaviest rainfall in recent memory. It was Notre Dame’s first visit to Clemson since 1977.
When the Game Was Won || The most pivotal moment from each game during the 2015 season… Game 3 • Clemson 20, Louisville 17 September 17 • Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium A short week and the first road game served as a dangerous setting in Clemson’s ACC opener against the Cardinals. Clemson seemed to have things in hand before Louisville returned a kickoff 100 yards to pull within three points with 9:41 remaining in the game. And when the Tigers could not put the game away offensively, it came down to the defense. It did not disappoint. Facing second-and-10 with Louisville at its 37, Kevin Dodd sacked Kyle Bolin to push the Cardinals out of field-goal range. As time expired, Jadar Johnson ended the threat with an interception on a desperation pass from Bolin.
A video posted by Clemson Football (@clemsonfb) on Dec 8, 2015 at 5:19pm PST
When the Game Was Won || The most pivotal plays from each game during the 2015 season… Game 2 • Clemson 41, Appalachian State 10 September 12 • Memorial Stadium For the Tigers to take another step as a program, Clemson could not suffer a letdown on defense. It took all of two games for Brent Venables’ unit to prove it was still a formidable group, despite the loss of so many starters from the nation’s top defense in 2014. Carlos Watkins provided one of the signature plays of the season, as the big defensive tackle stepped in front of an Appalachian State pass and took his first career interception 15 yards for Clemson’s first touchdown. It was the first of 28 second-quarter points, which propelled the Tigers to a second straight blowout to open the home slate.
When the Game Was Won || The most pivotal play from each game of the 2015 season… Game 1 • Clemson 49, Wofford 10 September 5 • Memorial Stadium From an outsider’s perspective, things could not have looked worse for the Tiger offense than on the opening drive of the 2015 season. Mike Williams, the ultra-talented and rangy wide receiver who came into the year with huge expectations, went down on the final play of Clemson’s first possession. He suffered a slight neck fracture after colliding with the goalpost padding in the East endzone. Prior to the collision, Williams got one foot down in bounds and put the Tigers ahead for good in a rout of the Terriers. After a long delay to take the necessary precautions with his neck, Williams extended his hand high in the air to let the Clemson family know he was ok. Williams will return to Clemson next season for his senior year.
A video posted by Clemson Football (@clemsonfb) on Dec 7, 2015 at 6:20pm PST
Clemson won’t suit up again until New Year’s Eve, when the Tigers face the Sooners in the Orange Bowl, but these sweet videos should keep the fans occupied until then.