Clemson looking to continue hot start on the road

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson is off to a surprising, 4-1 start in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Now, the Tigers' chances of remaining in the league chase will be significantly tested during a three-week road stretch at some of the conference's most difficult venues.

The gauntlet begins Tuesday night at No. 20 Pittsburgh, then heads to North Carolina on Sunday where the Tigers have never won in 56 previous meetings. There's a stop at Florida State on February 1st before Clemson's briefly returns home to play Georgia Tech on Feb. 4. Then it's back on the road for visits to No. 2 Syracuse on February 9th and Notre Dame two days later.

Coach Brad Brownell likes Clemson's early focus. He believes if it continues, the Tigers can have a special season few saw coming.