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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...

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...

No. 4 Clemson faces BC looking for its 23rd win in a row

Oct. 25, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence doesn't mind the critics, just as long as the victories keep coming for fourth-ranked Tigers. The sophomore quarterback, a favorite for the Heisman Trophy when the year began, has largely fallen out of the award conversation with a very up and down...

Clemson's Xavier Thomas likely back for Boston College game

Oct. 21, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson defensive end Xavier Thomas is expected to return this week from concussion protocol when the No. 4 Tigers play Boston College. Says defensive coordinator Brent Venables: "I think he probably will, but we'll see." Thomas was hurt during practice and did not travel for Clemson's...

No. 2 Clemson pounds Florida St 45-14 for 21st straight win

Oct. 12, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson had a dominant answer for those doubting whether the defending national champions could live up to the hype. Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes, two to Justyn Ross, as Clemson pounded Florida State 45-14 on Saturday to extend its program record with its 21st...

All-America Watch: No. 2 Clemson reloads on D-line

Oct. 8, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — John Simpson is certain of two things about the new starters on the defensive line for No. 2 Clemson: They are tired of the questions and comparisons to last year's All-American group and "them boys are ready." Simpson, the starting left guard for the Tigers, would know. He spent the...

No. 1 Clemson stops 2-point conversion, beats North Carolina

Sep. 28, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The ball sat on the 3-yard line, forcing top-ranked Clemson into the most unexpected of positions. Get a stop, or lose the lead late against heavy underdog North Carolina — and maybe the game along with its spot as the front-runner for the College Football Playoff. The...