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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney breaks down the Tigers' 34-7 win over Boston College:

CLEMSON HEAD COACH DABO SWINNEY
On the Tigers’ overall performance:
“I was a little frustrated because I thought we were going to finish on a few drives early, but I knew it was going to be a tight first half. I felt like we could eventually wear them down, and we scored 27 unanswered points. And that’s what good teams do when they finish the right way in a hard-fought game. At the end of the day, you’ve got to play four quarters, and that’s what our guys did. We stayed patient. We tried not to get frustrated. We had a couple of turnovers that hurt us. But we had 368 rushing yards, which made all of the difference.”

On the critical fourth quarter:
“We had a huge turnover and a huge punt return. We had several great passing plays, and [Tavien] Feaster and [Travis] Etienne were amazing in the ground game.”

On the significance of the win moving forward:
We’re a team that’s 4-0 and we’re learning about our team every week. We’re battle-tested, and we had our nose bloodied today, but, at the end of the day, we came away with the win. This game was a challenge, but it’s going to make us better.”

On the high number of players to see action for the Tigers:
“We’re playing them. That’s one of things that we’ve committed to do. We’re going to play our guys. It’s something that we’ve got to do. It’s going to be a long season, and injuries happen. So I’m really proud of our guys for being ready. We played a lot of guys on defense and rotated a lot of guys up front. We also have four running backs that we like to play and multiple tight ends, as well. And having that type of defense can wear opposing teams down.”

On the impact of the fans at Death Valley:
“You always feel like you got a chance because of their support. They bring such great energy and do a great job. They were awesome for us in the fourth quarter, and the team rallied around them, especially on defense. I’m really proud of how we played defensively, as well as how we finished on offense. We finished strong and earned a win because of it.”

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