The Clemson football team went through a challenging week as it prepared for a showdown with 12th-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday. From “Tyler in Spartanburg” firing up Dabo Swinney to mounting injuries across the board, there were plenty of questions surrounding Swinney’s club heading into the matchup. The Tigers silenced a lot of critics with a 31-23 upset of the Fighting Irish, thanks to what Swinney called the most complete half of football by his team this season.
In his Sunday night visit with the media, the all-time winningest coach in Clemson football history lauded the effort of his team, especially the opening thirty minutes. The Tigers outscored Notre Dame 24-9 in the first half while not committing a turnover and forcing two Irish miscues in the process.
Swinney also bragged about the fight in his team, how the crop of injuries his squad has suffered will benefit them in the long run, and even confessed that his guys can play even better than they did on Saturday afternoon.