What Clemson players said after 52-10 win over Charlotte


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Several Clemson players were available to the media following the team's impressive 52-0 victory over Charlotte on Saturday night.

On game atmosphere:

“Tonight was really awesome. It was just great to see the fans come out tonight.”

On amount of player participation:

“Coach [Swinney] said that we played 110 players tonight. At this game and at this level, not everybody gets that shine, so it’s good to see those guys that have worked really hard to finally get rewarded.”

On team performance:

“From the jump this week, we knew we were playing a great team. We watched the film, and we knew they were hands down the best running team [Clemson had faced], and they showed it tonight. It was the biggest game of the year because it was the next one, and I think we played well.

On his performance

“I think I played alright. I think there’s always room for improvement. Tomorrow we have to get back to the quarterback room and fix our mistakes.”

On the interception:

“I got the ball, and I was looking out to the receiver. It just left my hand a little bit high. It sailed on me a little bit, and the DB made a good play.”

On 110 players playing:

“It just builds us as a team. I think we all went out there. Coach [Dabo] Swinney, he likes to set up a lot of guys, so we all went in there and just did what we did.”

On his touchdown run:

“When Taisun [Phommachanh] gave me the ball, I was just looking for a crease to run through, and the [offensive] line did an awesome job setting it up. Then from there, the wide receiver set the block.”

On getting to play and contribute:

“It was great. We were practicing the whole week, taking it one game at a time. To come out and do what we did was awesome.”

On expectations of an undefeated season:

“We’re just taking it one game at a time. We’ve got this motto: ‘our next game is the most important game,’ so we’re just taking it like that.”

On team performance:

“I think it starts with everybody doing their job and knowing what to do. We’re playing Clemson every week, so we’re going to practice to a standard and then play to a standard.”

On team’s motivation:

“We were excited to play, and we knew the fans were going to come. I think it was a sold out crowd. It’s just awesome, and it gets us excited seeing everybody out there.”

On team improvement:

“We’re definitely going to build off of this game. We did a lot of good things tonight. All we can do from this game is look back at the film and build on it.”

On touchdown:

“Chase [Brice] threw a great ball. I just caught it and scored.”

On scoring first touchdown of Clemson career:

“It felt unreal, honestly. I caught it, I was running, and I was like, ‘Dang, I should score.’”

On team depth:

“That’s all Coach Swinney preaches about: best is the standard, and best is not only for the first group. It’s for everyone.”

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