CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris wasn't worried about his players' emotional well-being heading to Boston College -- until he watched them go through a ho-hum, pregame warm-up session.
"Something wasn't right," Morris recalled Monday.
Maybe not early on, but the 15th-ranked Tigers took control of things right before halftime in 45-31 victory over the Eagles. Not that anyone would blame Morris for his concerns, especially given the team's recent history in bouncing back from big defeats.
Clemson (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) was still reeling from its lone loss at No. 3 Florida State on Sept. 22 as it gave up a two-touchdown lead -- and 667 yards of Seminole offense -- to fall 49-37
Then late Thursday, the team found out it would travel to Boston without star receiver Sammy Watkins, diagnosed with an abdominal virus that struck him in the middle of the week.
Watkins absence further thinned a receiver corps that lost backup Martavis Bryant fo...