Troy announces 2016 game against Clemson at Death Valley

The meeting will be the second between the Tigers and Trojans

Clemson vs Troy - Sammy Watkins

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Clemson vs Troy - Sammy Watkins

Troy will travel to Clemson on Sept. 10, 2016, both universities announced Wednesday afternoon. It will be the second meeting between the two schools as Troy opened the 2011 season in Memorial Stadium.

Troy led Clemson 16-13 at halftime of the first meeting and was within seven points, 26-19, with just over 11 minutes to play before the Tigers pulled away for a 43-19 victory. The Trojans are 1-10 all time against the current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and have a home-and-home series with Duke beginning this season.

The game with Clemson is Troy's first non-conference game scheduled for the 2016 season. Troy begins a home-and-home series with Boise State the following season.

Troy opens the 2013 season on Aug. 31 against UAB in Veterans Memorial Stadium. The game will be broadcast live by ESPN3 and will kick off at 6 p.m.

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SoCalTiger writes:

Is it really necessary to bring in Troy as a creme puff team? Or North Texas or Middle Tennessee St or any other out of state team? If you are going to pay a couple of teams from smaller schools to come to Death Valley to be sacrificial lambs, why not pay a SC school? The Tigers have hosted Furman, Presbyterian, The Citadel, Coastal Carolina and SC State in the past. Isn't it good for the state to play state teams and keep the money in the state? Does Troy have to come all the way from Alabama to get their butts kicked for a paycheck that goes back to Alabama?

BrandonRink writes:

in response to SoCalTiger:

Is it really necessary to bring in Troy as a creme puff team? Or North Texas or Middle Tennessee St or any other out of state team? If you are going to pay a couple of teams from smaller schools to come to Death Valley to be sacrificial lambs, why not pay a SC school? The Tigers have hosted Furman, Presbyterian, The Citadel, Coastal Carolina and SC State in the past. Isn't it good for the state to play state teams and keep the money in the state? Does Troy have to come all the way from Alabama to get their butts kicked for a paycheck that goes back to Alabama?

S.C. State is listed as a 2016 opponent by FBSchedules.com so I imagine they'll try to land another "name" game to round out the OOC. The Chick-fil-A folks reportedly would like a Clemson-Georgia rubber game.

SoCalTiger writes:

in response to BrandonRink:

S.C. State is listed as a 2016 opponent by FBSchedules.com so I imagine they'll try to land another "name" game to round out the OOC. The Chick-fil-A folks reportedly would like a Clemson-Georgia rubber game.

I think it would awesome to start every regular season with Georgia and end it with the Gamecocks. Make it a tradition.

TrevorT writes:

in response to SoCalTiger:

I think it would awesome to start every regular season with Georgia and end it with the Gamecocks. Make it a tradition.

That would be absolutely awesome! I would also love it if we had no more than one creampuff per season.

kimpots writes:

I wonder when Clemson will schedule a game with Vasser the all girls school?

rsb8931#286014 writes:

If we play a school from the state of Alabama they should be from Auburn, Al or Tuscaloosa, Al and not Troy, Al. This is a wasted Saturday for the Clemson football team. I would rather play the University of Alabama and lose than to play Troy and win by 50 points like we will. That's me, not the athletic department or director. We get no benefit from the game and like someone said, play an instate school and help them.

Xander5000 writes:

Troy is.....ok.....for a game one. Game two should be a stronger opponent for a home and home series.....with like a Kansas State, an Arizona State, a Washington, an Arkansas, a Northwestern, an Iowa, a Wisconsin, a Vanderbilt, a Penn State, a Baylor, a Hawaii or a UCLA.

SoCalTiger writes:

in response to Xander5000:

Troy is.....ok.....for a game one. Game two should be a stronger opponent for a home and home series.....with like a Kansas State, an Arizona State, a Washington, an Arkansas, a Northwestern, an Iowa, a Wisconsin, a Vanderbilt, a Penn State, a Baylor, a Hawaii or a UCLA.

I agree. I think a stronger opponent instead of a cream puff would be better. It would certainly keep the Tigers in the BCS conversation. If they win. I don't want another TCU to walk into Death Valley and walk away with a win and a million dollars.

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