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Defense lifts Tigers over Cavaliers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. â€" There's no such thing as an ugly win. Just ask Clemson interim head coach Dabo Swinney. In a game that might have set back offensive football a decade, the Tigers made just enough plays with the ball to beat Virginia, 13-3, on Saturday before a bundled-up crowd of 51,979 at Scott Stadium. The Tigers, who had a losing record just a month ago, are 6-5 and need to beat South Carolina in the season finale next week in Death Valley to become bowl eligible for the 10th consecutive year.

Defense lifts Tigers over Cavaliers

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. â€" There's no such thing as an ugly win. Just ask Clemson interim head coach Dabo Swinney. In a game that might have set back offensive football a decade, the Tigers made just enough plays with the ball to beat Virginia, 13-3, on Saturday before a bundled-up crowd of 51,979 at Scott Stadium. The Tigers, who had a losing record just a month ago, are 6-5 and need to beat South Carolina in the season finale next week in Death Valley to become bowl eligible for the 10th consecutive year.

Gators speed past Bulldogs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. â€" The Citadel football team practiced last Thursday night at Johnson Hagood Stadium with the sound cranked up loud, hoping to prepare for The Swamp. The Bulldogs learned Saturday in a 70-19 loss to third-ranked Florida that there is no replicating The Swamp, the sound of 90,374 rabid fans or the speed of the Gators who play there. "It didn't compare to the real thing," said Bulldogs running back Asheton Jordan. "Didn't come close."

Defense ignites CSU as Bucs burn Chanticleers

CONWAY â€" The burn on Charleston Southern strength coach Toby Jacobi's index finger will long serve as a reminder of Saturday night. After the Buccaneers' defense lit up Coastal Carolina for a 24-0 win on Saturday night, coaches and players ignited a Coastal T-shirt in the locker room, letting a good amount burn before dousing it â€" and Jacobi's hand â€" with water. "They came up with a shirt that said '42-2,' " linebacker Andrew McKain said, referring to the score in last year's loss against the

Oklahoma overpowers Big 12 foe Texas Tech

NORMAN, Okla. â€" Make way for a Sooners surge. San Bradford and Oklahoma are on their way up in the national championship race, and Texas Tech sure came down with a mighty fall. Bradford threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns, and DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown combined to run for five more scores as the fifth-ranked Sooners brought an unceremonious end to No. 2 Texas Tech's run toward perfection in a 65-21 blowout Saturday night.










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