CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) First and foremost for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, Saturday's 61-3 win over lower division Citadel counts as a victory.
But it also gave him a chance to rest key starters and see just about every player on his roster on the field as the No. 4 Tigers prepare for their bitter in-state rival, a conference title game and with two wins, another playoff bid.
"It's all right there. We wanted to start today by playing our best football," Swinney said.