Clemson freshman Andrew Booth Jr. on Saturday was ejected from the Tigers' 45-14 win at Louisville after throwing a punch on the field.
CLEMSON — The Clemson Tigers are far from a finished product, and coach Dabo Swinney knows that. That's why Swinney is hardly concerned that the Tigers fell to No. 4 in the latest AP Top 25 poll, released Monday, marking the third time they've dropped one spot in the past four weeks.
No. 3 Clemson won, but not before grinding through a contest that featured sloppy early play from quarterback Trevor Lawrence and injuries to offensive lineman John Simpson, running back Travis Etienne and defensive tackle Xaxier Kelly.
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Clemson's 45-14 win over Florida State last week didn't do much to quiet some doubters, who have decried the Tigers' schedule as too weak.
Dabo Swinney's outburst directed toward kicker B.T. Potter triggered some criticism on social media, but the Clemson coach said tough love is part of the process.
In the minutes before Clemson's 45-14 win over Florida State on Saturday, co-offensive coordinator/running backs coach Tony Elliott ran into a a familiar face in the Death Valley tunnel: Hunter Renfrow.
Clemson was favored to win by 27 points and covered the spread in the 45-14 victory. The margin of victory likely would have been larger had Coach Dabo Swinney left his starters in for the second half.
Kickers in football exist in a high risk/reward continuum, the centers of attention for brief, intense moments of time. Clemson sophomore B.T. Potter had been in the situation eight times this season before he missed a 24-yard attempt late in the second half Saturday.
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There was a time when Saturday's matchup between the ACC foes would've been billed as a heavyweight bout. But the Seminoles have taken a turn in the wrong direction since 2014, when they last won a conference title. The Tigers have filled the void as the ACC's preeminent program, and that was laid bare in their 45-14 blowout.
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Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney got angry when asked about reports that quarterback Trevor Lawrence had an MRI on his shoulder.
The Tigers are mindful of the narrative that's emerged in the nearly two weeks since their 21-20 win at North Carolina; their standing in the national consciousness was elucidated when the AP Top 25 voters moved them from No. 1 to No. 2, in favor of Alabama.
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It's unlikely Clemson hasn't heard the latest take on its football team — that the No. 2 Tigers, in fact, are not who we thought they were.
UNC athletic department officials apologized to Clemson athletic department officials for making jokes about Clemson fans on the video board during Saturday's football game Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.
In replacement of the New York Giants' star running back, Clemson's Wayne Gallman had a career day in a win over Washington.
When nothing else worked for Clemson's offense Saturday against North Carolina, the Tigers could still rely on quarterback Trevor Lawrence and wide receiver Tee Higgins.
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Amari Rodgers caught a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the Tigers' 41-6 rout at Syracuse, finishing with four receptions for 121 yards, after catching just two passes for 6 yards in his return against Texas A&M the previous week. He beamed afterwards.
Linebackers Isaiah Simmons, Chad Smith and James Skalski stood tall, recording a combined 27 tackles and guiding the Tigers to a 41-6 victory at Syracuse.
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The true freshman has earned comparisons to former Clemson defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence, a first-round draft pick for the New York Giants.