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WATCH: Dabo Swinney Clemson-FSU postgame press conference


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No. 2 Clemson topped Florida State 45-14 on Saturday in Memorial Stadium.

Swinney breaks down the big win and how he saw his Tigers respond below:

Opening statement:

“I just felt like we were playing a little tight in the last game, so I just wanted our team to have an edge getting off the bus today. I thought our guys had the right tone. They were locked in and eager to get back on the field. We were also eager to get back to doing the things that we need to do in order to win, like winning the turnover margin, making big plays on both sides of the ball and having great rhythm on offense.”

On the keys to the win:

“The defense did an awesome job of getting us the ball and forced four turnovers. But the offense set the tone. Trevor Lawrence was awesome. It was a great day for Travis Etienne and the offensive line, which gave up no sacks. Overall, it was a great day and a dominant performance by our guys, and it all goes back to how we practiced this week. I knew our guys were ready to go. We also had a chance to play a lot of people and challenge our backups.”

On Clemson’s defensive performance:

“We were physical up front. Cam Akers is a great running back for Florida State, and we were able to limit him to 34 rushing yards on nine carries. We did the little things better on defense and got our hands on some passes. That set the tone for everything else.”

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