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Deshaun Watson, Dabo Swinney

No. 1 Clemson seeking next step to playoff, face SC first

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney promises his top-ranked Tigers won't lose focus, not this week with so much still left to accomplish against rival South Carolina.

Yes, a second straight win after South Carolina's unprecedented run of five straight victories from 2009-13 would be wonderful, Swinney said. But staying on course and primed for the College Football Playoff is job one for the country's No. 1 team.

"All we've gotten done so far is in the rearview mirror," Swinney said Tuesday. "It's what's next."



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