Clemson has a trip up to the Carrier Dome, a place where the Tigers suffered a rare loss the last time they played there. After Saturday’s Syracuse game, Clemson returns home for one of its easiest tests of the year against Charlotte.
The Tigers are set to host the 49ers for the first time in the two programs’ history. Charlotte didn’t move up to FBS until 2013.
The 49ers have played Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, and Tennessee from the Power Five ranks. Clemson will be by far the toughest program has ever played.
On Monday, Clemson announced that the game against Charlotte will be held at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The game will be broadcast on ACC Network.
JUST ANNOUNCED: It'll be another night game with 81,500 of our closest friends in Death Valley on Sept. 21, when the Tigers host Charlotte on @accnetwork. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. #ALLIN pic.twitter.com/nJw5LZMdid
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 9, 2019
Clemson is out to a 2-0 start this season, as expected. The team didn’t look great in Week 1, but still demolished the new look Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 52-14.
This past weekend, they hosted Texas A&M in one of the most highly-anticipated games of the non-conference slate, after a classic in College Station last fall. It wasn’t as competitive as even a 24-10 score would indicate.
Charlotte is in its first year under former Austin Peay head coach Will Healy, who was hired after a bizarre situation, in which its first choice Mike Houston of James Madison was poached by East Carolina. The 49ers blasted Gardner-Webb in its opener, 49-28. On Saturday, conference foe Appalachian State knocked off the 49ers in a shootout, 56-41.
Charlotte hosts Independent program UMass on Saturday.