going into the the 14th year for Coach Frank Howard. However, a “normal” conference schedule was still some years away, as teams played varying amounts of conference games, some 5, some 4, and some, like Clemson, only 3.
No. 1 Maryland (3-0-0, 10-1-0) and No. 18 Duke (4-0-0, 7-2-1) shared the initial Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. Clemson, with a 1-2 conference mark, finished 6th of the 7 teams.
Clemson's overall record was dismal as well, as we finished with a 3-5-1 record.
Even the season opener against Presbyterian was not up to normal standards, as Clemson “only” won 33-7. As it turned out, we should have saved some of THOSE points, as there were four games where we scored 7 points or less during the season.
A lack of offense was prevalent also on Big Thursday, with Clemson coming out on the short end of a 14-7 score. Clemson now led the series 29-19-3, as the Capons had pecked their way back to within 10 games of breaking even.
Georiga Tech returned to the schedule, as did the historical misery of Grant Field, with the Tigers losing there 20-7. All results below.
Presbyterian W 33–7 At Boston College (Fenway Park) T 26–26 No. 3 Maryland L 0–20 At Miami (FL) L 7–39 At South Carolina (Big Thursday, Columbia, SC) L 7–14 (Clemson leads series 29-19-3) Wake Forest W 18–0 At No. 6 Georgia Tech L 7–20 At The Citadel W 34–13 No. 14 Auburn L 19–45
Looking back at all these seasons under Coach Howard, one thing becomes apparent. He is revered for his love of Clemson as much or moreso than he is for results on the gridiron. There WERE some fantastic results, but there were also cyclic downtimes, at several points during his tenure. He was the perfect coach for his time.