I analyzed the 2020 football schedule based on five factors: 1. Quality of the teams 2. Rivalry between the fan bases* 3. Rare matchups (i.e not annual) 4. Regional matchups (e.g. North, South) 5. History between the teams
Using that rating system, I have seven of the Tigers' 11 games classified as "good games", with five of those classified as "marquee" games this year: Week Match-up (class): factors 4 Virginia at Clemson (good): Quality, Rare, History 5 Miami at Clemson (marquee): Quality, Rare, Region, History 6 Clemson at Georgia Tech (marquee): Quality, Rivalry, Region, History 9 Clemson at Notre Dame (marquee): Quality, Rivalry, Rare, History 11 Clemson at Florida State (marquee): Quality, Rivalry, Region, History 12 Pitt at Clemson (good): Quality, Rare, History 13 Clemson at Virginia Tech (marquee): Quality, Rivalry, Rare, Region, History This is a good news/bad news schedule: Bad News: only 3 of those 7 good games are at home, and only one of those is "marquee" level. Good News: there may not be many fans in the stands anyway, so this is the year to play away games.