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Clemson looking for 26th straight win against Wake Forest

Nov. 14, 2019 2:39 PM EST

Wake Forest (7-2, 3-2 ACC) at No. 3 Clemson (10-0, 7-0, No. 3 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Penn State by 34 1/2. Series record: Clemson leads 66-17-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Clemson is looking to make the College Football Playoff for a fifth straight season — and that would vanish with a slip-up...

All-America Watch: Clemson QB Lawrence back in top form

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Praise him or criticize him, Trevor Lawrence doesn't care. Not as long as the quarterback keeps improving and No. 3 Clemson keeps winning. Lawrence and the Tigers have done plenty of both this season. "I really like the way we're playing," Lawrence said with a smile Monday. Lawrence...

No. 4 Clemson tops NC State 55-10, wins ACC division title

Nov. 10, 2019 12:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence said he and his Clemson teammates aren't focused on trying to make a point about their outside-looking-in position in the first College Football Playoff rankings. Maybe not, but the reigning national champion Tigers sure are playing with an overwhelming edge all the...

No. 4 Clemson continues playoff push with trip to NC State

Nov. 8, 2019 10:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney doesn't see a lot of difference between the way the Tigers were playing at this point last year on the way to a national championship and now. That's why he's not worried about the fourth-ranked Tigers' outside-looking-in position in the first College...

Watson's play has Houston Texans leading AFC South

Nov. 7, 2019 5:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Texans improved to 6-3 with a win over the Jaguars before their bye week, DeAndre Hopkins was asked to make the case for Deshaun Watson to be the league's MVP. "Deshaun can make the case for himself from his play," Hopkins said. "I can't. I can get up here and say a...

ACC coaches not fond of league's Friday night showcases

Nov. 6, 2019 12:03 PM EST

When the Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule was finalized, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson did a double-take — none of his team's first three games would be on a Saturday. "To me it was just circumstantial that we got picked for three games," said Clawson, whose Demon Deacons wound up playing all...

Swinney: No. 4 Clemson once again peaking at the right time

Nov. 5, 2019 2:20 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney doesn't need a top-four College Football Playoff ranking to know his fourth-ranked Tigers are playing well and have developed the leadership and chemistry they need to defend their national championship. Swinney said the team's talent and execution are on par...

No. 4 Clemson routs Wofford 59-14 for 24th straight victory

Nov. 2, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes it's way past time to lighten up on quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence accounted for four touchdowns, Travis Etienne ran for 212 yards in a record-setting performance and No. 4 Clemson rolled to its 24th straight victory, 59-14 over FCS opponent...

Clemson starting DE Thomas to miss game against Wofford

Nov. 2, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting defensive end Xavier Thomas is expected to miss a third consecutive game since suffering a concussion at practice last month. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney says Thomas has made significant progress since entering the concussion protocol before No. 4 Clemson's 45-10 victory...

Wofford coach knows what it's like to win at Clemson

Nov. 1, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Wofford coach Josh Conklin is different than most opponents for No. 4 Clemson — he knows what it's like to win at the Tigers' Death Valley. Conklin was the defensive coordinator at Pitt in 2016 when the Panthers stunned the then second-ranked Tigers 43-42 , Clemson's last home...