And even at that it was a crappy (7-5) NCSU team that got Last season Clemson won 6 games against AQ teams with winning records.
So how does it show improvement because this year Clemson beat weaker teams by a higher margin? That's nonsense.
Yeah, yeah, "Once we recruit and build up some tougher linemen, Dabo will have this team in a better place..." I heard the same thing for a decade under Bowden (several years of which Dabo saw first hand). It's not like Dabo took over the helm last season. We're 4-1/2 years into Dabo's HC tenure and the soft-linemen problem continues to plague Clemson. Batson still has his job. Our OL continues to get pushed around by smaller guys. But it's all going to change "next year" because Dabo (like Bowden for a decade before him) is building a program.