Posted October 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows what'll happen should the third-ranked Tigers start thinking about their showdown with Florida State instead of Boston College on Saturday. ''We'll get beat,'' he said flatly. Goodbye, undefeated season and so long national title hopes. Swinney this week will remind his Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to keep their eyes on the Eagles (3-2, 1-1). ''Our only objective is to get to 6-0 and we'll worry about the next one after that,'' Swinney said. ''We have to stick with our formula.'' Still, that's much easier to say than to do. There's plenty of signs people are already pointing toward the Clemson-Florida State blockbuster here on Oct. 19. The ACC announced the game would start at 8 p.m. on ABC, the prime-time slot for the weekend's biggest contest. That means ESPN College GameDay will likely make a return trip to campus where they opened the season before the Ti...

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It took just 38 seconds for Tajh Boyd and the explosive Clemson offense to jump on the board inside the Carrier Dome Saturday. The Tigers tamed the Orange 49 – 14 in SU’s inaugural ACC game thanks to Boyd’s masterful performance. They didn’t hesitate to score quickly and efficiently as they turned in three of their touchdown drives in less than a minute. Clemson took a...

Syracuse Loses 49-14 to Clemson at Packed Dome: D.A.’s Knee-Jerk Reaction

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Clemson is giving Syracuse a rough welcome to the ACC this afternoon, as the Tigers have taken a 35-7 lead into halftime at the Carrier Dome. The thing is – it could have been worse. Clemson elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal just before the half ended, but Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd was sacked by defensive tackle Jay Bromley before the play could really develop. SU coach...

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Video: Jameis Winston, Tajh Boyd star in 8-bit arcade game for ACC promo

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The ACC hasn’t had a Heisman Trophy winner since Chris Weinke took home the hardware for the Florida State Seminoles back in 2000. But the league has a great chance – well, two great chances – at notching another before the BCS era is finished. FSU redshirt freshman Jameis Winston and Clemson senior Tajh Boyd have both had incredible seasons thus far. To celebrate, and to...

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What there to say? The Clemson Tigers are for real. Tajh Boyd is certainly for real. And Sammy Watkins is for real. As a whole, they just looked bigger, stronger and faster (at least for a while). The Syracuse Orange had some opportunities but refused to get out of their own way long enough to take advantage of those opportunities. And in the end, Clemson rolled to a 49-14 victory...

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows what'll happen should the third-ranked Tigers start thinking about their showdown with Florida State instead of Boston College on Saturday. ''We'll get beat,'' he said flatly. Goodbye, undefeated season and so long national title hopes. Swinney this week will remind his Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to keep...
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