Clemson making history, having fun doing it
CLEMSON, SC (WACH) - If you were to describe Clemson’s 77-16 win over Louivisville, many would call it complete dominance, but to the Clemson football team they're just trying to have fun.
Defensive tackle says Desxter Lawrence says "We are just trying to enjoy every moment we have with each other not waste anything," defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence says. "You know having fun laughing dancing everything that comes with football."
The Tigers made history on Saturday for the third time in four years as the team will go into Week 11 with an 9-0 record.
To Dabo Swinney and his team, it may be just another win, but the talent on the team speaks for itself.
"One of the neat things is statistics. Ten different guys scored touchdowns. If you count the pick six, that’s pretty amazing to be a part of something like that and had fun doing it," said Swinney.
It wasn't your regular football game for the Tigers, even though they did reach the 70-point mark for the second time in program history.
The 250-pound Lawrence scored a touchdown on a 2-yard run, adding to the eye popping rush state.
Freshman Lyn-J Dixon says, “I know how much a defensive lineman wants to get into the end zone, so I know they were happy inside," freshman Lyn-J Dixon said.
“Four-hundred-and-ninety-two yards rushing and I think we averaged 13.3 yards per rush, which is a Clemson record," Clemson co-oefensive coordinator Jeff Scott said. "Having three backs over 100 yards each was awesome to see."
Travis Etienne, Tavien Feaster and Dixon all rushed for more than 100 yards each. The trio combined for four touchdowns.
“The other thing was the points scored in a four game span broke a record from 1900, I think john Heisman was coaching here," says Swinney. Clemson defeated last four opponents with a combined score of 240-36.
It may seem like all fun and games now, but another national championship is still in sight.