WATCH: What Clemson players said after 59-7 win over BC


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Several Clemson players were available to the media following the team's 59-7 rout of Boston College on Saturday night.

On his touchdown:

“It was a really fun moment and I just always try and bring my all every day. It’s an unusual position for a d-lineman to be in, but it was great. That happened to be a play that I could help the team on so I just picked it up, ran with it, and it worked out. I’m glad I capitalized on it.”

On the defense’s mindset:

“We’re establishing our identity as the season has gone on. We’re gritty players. Coming into this game we knew it would be a physical match up and I think we brought it tonight. We showed how physical and dominant we can be and if we continue to do so we’ll be successful.”

On the defense’s potential:

“We can get a lot better and continue to sharpen up. We have guys banged up, so if we get healthy and bring it every week we’ll improve and really maximize our potential. If we just go in and be ourselves we’ll be successful.”

On team performance:

“We had a great game. I feel like we definitely have a lot of things that we can get better at. I thought that we started fast and we finished fast. We had the same mentality throughout the whole game.”

On touchdowns:

“All credit goes to the offensive line. They keep doing what they do week in and week out.”

On receiving:

“Trevor [Lawrence] is looking for me now. Throughout practice, we are always working on that. I feel like I’m catching the ball way better than I was and the best I have of my career.”

On team’s improvement:

“It’s a week-to-week thing. We aren’t looking ahead, we’re just focusing on winning that week and continuing to get better.”

On team’s performance:

“I’m extremely proud of this team. We can’t take this for granted, Boston College is a talented team. They have talented, powerful backs and a great line so we knew it would be a challenge. Our goal was to stop the run, because that’s what would determine the game. We got the job done today and I’m extremely proud of our effort.”

On being named game MVP:

“It’s just a blessing. I’ve put in a lot of work and kept the faith. It’s great to see it pay off. It’s been a long time coming. I could have transferred and let my team down, but I just kept the faith and pushed through.”

On why he didn’t transfer:

“I just knew that there was nowhere else like this. I knew that this was the best decision for me and I couldn’t see myself anywhere else. I knew I needed to stay on this path.”

On all of his catches being touchdowns:

“I just try to make the most of my opportunities when I touch the ball.”

On Overton:

“It was awesome. That’s a guy that goes to work every day. This is his fourth year, and maybe he hasn’t gotten as much attention and as many catches and stats as some of the other guys. He’s had opportunities to leave and play somewhere else, and he’s stuck it out. He’s a great person, and I couldn’t be happier for him.”

On performance:

“As a team, I think we played really well. We had a great week of prep. We were ready to play, and we were really focused.”

On level of play:

“I said after the game that I think I played pretty well in the first half against Florida State, but this was definitely, as a whole, the best I’ve played. I just made good decisions and took care of the ball. There’s still some plays that I missed. There’s some plays that I could have done a little bit better like there always will be, but I think this was the best game I’ve played.”

On the fumble:

“I was really hoping it was going to be me, but I just couldn’t get a grip on it. I’m really thankful that Logan Rudolph was able to scoop it up and score.”

On importance of the fumble:

“That’s a defender’s dream to scoop and score or [get] a pick-six. Anytime a defense can score a touchdown it’s a huge momentum swing for us. It was a big play and a big moment in the game.”

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