Dixon on Lawrence's rushing TD: "Puts a big smile on my face"


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Clemson freshman running back Lyn-J Dixon spoke to the media following his team's 77-16 blowout win against Louisville on Saturday.

During the contest, Dixon had 116 yards on only four carries as the Tigers had three 100-yard rushers in a single game for the second time this season.

The young speedster was excited to see defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence record the first rushing touchdown of his career.

"It put a pretty big smile on my face because I know how much my defensive linemen want to get in the end zone so I know they were happy inside."

On the game:

“We work hard every practice...we work hard on the field, and that work pays off. We’re getting our confidence, coming out hot, and having a mindset that we can go out and do it if we just put our minds to it. We play every game like it’s a championship game. We don’t take any games for granted and always play our hearts out.”

On teammates’ opportunities:

“We’re like brothers. We like to see everybody get out there and do good. As a running back, it puts a big smile on my face to see the defensive linemen get in the end zone. Even if we don’t get a shot to go in, we still cheer everyone on, because as long as we get the win, we’re all happy. I kept my mind straight on the sidelines. I cheered my teammates on and waited for my chance to go in, and I got it.”

On the message at halftime:

“They told us not to give up, play like the game is 0-0, and keep going hard.”

Clemson starting running Travis Etienne had 153 yards on only 8 carries:

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