Sometimes, history has a way of repeating itself.
For Clemson football, this has been its reality: Every time the Tigers appear headed toward a special season they stub their tow, usually either somewhere against an opponent they shouldnt lose to, or at home where they should never lose.
Saturdays game at Boston College could potentially be another one of those stumbling blocks.
The Eagles arent ACC contenders by any means, but they are decent enough that if Clemsons spirit is flat and BC gets some breaks, it could spring an upset. Nobody expected N.C. State to compete with the 9-1 Tigers last November, but the Wolfpack not only beat Dabo Swinneys team, it blew them out 37-13 in a game that wasnt even as close as that score suggests.
Also consider that Clemson is just 1-2 at BC and 3-3 overall versus the Eagles since they joined the ACC and this game in no way is a gimmie for the much more talented Tigers.
Everybody knows weve only won up there one time, Swinney said earlier ...