Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is happy his players can finally make the case for themselves that they are a championship-caliber team. "We just want to be in there somewhere".
The Tigers may be destined for the No. 3 seed, due in large parts to the weak ACC this season. No coaching staff in the country is better prepared for the 15-game schedule of the playoff era, and while critics found reasons to downgrade Clemson early in the season, there's not a flaw to be found as we enter the time for real championship contention.
Travis Etienne - Rushing yards per carry 1 (8.24), rushing yards 6 (1,500), total touchdowns 7 (19), rushing yards per game 10 (115.4), total points scored 10 (114), rushing TDs 8 (17), all goal yards 12 (144.62), scoring 19 (8.8).
Perkins, the ACC's leader in total offense, had 324 of the Cavaliers' 387 yards, which were a season high allowed by Clemson's defense this season.More news: Cavaliers willing to trade Kevin Love; could Celtics be suitors?
Virginia: The Cavaliers confirmed creativity and talent in devising and executing a recreation plan created to make Clemson sweat. They are now waiting to see where they might go during the post-season bowls. The problem now grows tougher with Clemson possible dealing with off in opposition to LSU or Ohio State within the nationwide semifinals.
The Tigers have been in the ACC Championship every year since 2015 and won four in a row.
Tigers receiver Justyn Ross said the team was fully ready to play because each championship game is a different experience - and another chance to achieve. Of course, in 2016 and 2018 Clemson won the national championship.
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"Simply seeing the look in all people's eyes, there's an pleasure about being on this recreation".
Clemson took a 31-7 lead into halftime and cruised through the third and fourth quarters, building depth and preparing for their next task. He threw two landing passes, one thing the Tigers' No. 1 cross protection had allowed simply as soon as in a 21-20 victory over North Carolina in September. Perkins also set the Cavaliers' single-season record with 3,215 yards.
Virginia awaits its bowl project, most probably the Orange Bowl.
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