No one in college football started and finished the 2013 season in more exciting fashion that Clemson. No one north of Tallahassee, at least.
The Tigers kicked off the ABC Saturday Night Football primetime broadcast with a thrilling 38-35 win over then-No. 5 Georgia. Head coach Dabo Swinney made sure to note that Clemson became the first non-SEC school to beat top-10 SEC foes in back-to-back games in college football history. Four months later, Clemson closed the season with a thrilling 40-35 triumph over then-No. 7 Ohio State. Swinney was also sure to note that Clemson became the first team from South Carolina (hint: there are only two) to win a BCS game immediately after the win.
In the 11 games in between, as you'll see in the season highlight video below, there were a whole lot of long bombs from Tajh Boyd to Sammy Watkins. That combination led Clemson to a 33-6 record (20-4 ACC) with one ACC championship, an Orange Bowl win and a Chick-fil-A Bowl triumph. The Tigers did a nice job putting together seven-and-a-half minutes of highlights from Boyd, Watkins, Vic Beasley and a host of Tigers playmakers from the 2013 season.
And remember, it's only unthinkable if you don't think it.