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WATCH: Dabo Swinney postgame after win over Georgia Tech


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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney discussed this team's 52-14 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

“It’s great to get the win. Our fans were awesome. I told the players in the locker room how blessed we are to have a fanbase that shows up and gives us a great environment. Our guys were ready and excited to show up and play.”

On the Tigers’ winning performance:

“We settled in and rushed for 411 yards, the most since 1957. It was fun to see what we could do in the trenches. There were contributions from all three phases. We had a goal-line stand. Most of their yardage came on three or four big plays that we can learn from.

“Travis Etienne rushed for a couple hundred yards and had the 90-yard score. That’s the longest rushing touchdown ever by any team in this stadium. We had 13 different receivers and eight different rushers. We played 91 guys, and that’s a great opportunity for us to grow as a football team. There were great contributions from all three phases.”

On Trevor Lawrence’s touchdown-saving tackle following an interception:

“I talk to our guys all the time about that. I don’t expect to see perfection. I don’t expect to see the eye of the Tiger. I want to see the heart of a champion. He gave us a chance to play goal-line defense and get an interception by Denzel Johnson because of that effort. That kind of play sets the tone for everything that we do.”

On Isaiah Simmons’ solid showing:

“Isaiah Simmons set the tone early with a great tackle for loss. He has so much length. He’s hard to get away from. He’s physical and he made some wild plays out there.”

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