Coming into the game at 2-0, the Clemson Tigers and head coach Dabo Swinney would face their first test of the season with hosting the Auburn Tigers in Death Valley. Clemson was looking to avenge the last two meetings between the schools, which have been decided by three points or less in both contests.
However, on Saturday, that was not the case.
Saturday saw the growing up and maturation of a young Clemson team that managed to rebound from a 21-7 deficit to claim a decisive win over Auburn, snapping their 17 game winning streak and becoming the first team to defeat the defending national champions. Auburn made some plays on both sides of the ball, but in the end could not stop Clemson's offense the entire game, nor could their own offense stay on the field after Clemson's halftime adjustments.
Swinney noted the maturation of this team, and it showed itself very well. They certainly managed to overcome the Wofford scare last week, and have emerged with a new report card heading into Week 4 against Florida State.