Swinney: No. 9 Tigers, No. 3 Seminoles about even
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says his ninth-ranked Tigers are more even with No. 3 Florida State than the lopsided score in Saturday's meeting indicates.
Swinney said Tuesday after watching film of the 51-14 trouncing, he believes if the teams played 10 times, "We'd probably win five, they'd probably win five."
Swinney says he isn't taking away from the Seminoles' dominating performance. Florida State put up a record number of points for opponents at Death Valley. And while Swinney says there were a couple of areas the Seminoles "were a bit ahead" of his Tigers, he believes Florida State just caught Clemson on a bad night.
Clemson and Florida State aren't scheduled to play again until next season.
The Tigers (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) play at Maryland (5-2, 1-2) Saturday.
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