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6-1, 2nd in ACC - Atlantic
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9hDavid M. Hale

X factor for Clemson down the stretch: Travis Etienne

The true freshman is one of the country's most dynamic runners, but a liability in passing situations. That gives Clemson's offensive staff a big question to grapple with: explosiveness in the ground game, or consistency in pass protection?

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on his team moving forward during practice this week. "We had a bad day. We didn't have a bad year," Swinney said. "I like the fact that it hurts because I think a little pain makes you better."

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Clemson has little margin for error

Clemson is coming off a loss to Syracuse and will need to do some work to return to the ACC title game. The Tigers visit ACC Atlantic-leading No. 16 NC State on Nov. 4.

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2dMark Schlabach

Ranking the Power 5 conferences by entertainment value: ACC

What looked like the best Power 5 conference at the end of 2016 is limping into the second half of the 2017 season. If Clemson doesn't rebound, Miami might be the ACC's only hope to make the CFP.

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2dAndrea Adelson

Dabo: Clemson cautious with QB Bryant in bye

As Clemson heads into its bye week, coach Dabo Swinney is taking a cautious approach with QB Kelly Bryant, who suffered a concussion and a sprained ankle against Syracuse on Friday.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on the loss to Syracuse: "They just kicked our butt. That needs to be the story. Sometimes you get your butt whipped, and we did. We have to own it, learn from it, grow from it, and respond."

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Chaos reigns in upset-heavy Week 7 of college football (0:53)
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3dGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Recruiting Insiders: Week 7 news

Top-10 teams Alabama and USC got the chance to post impressive wins in front of some of the two teams' current and future targets, including potential Trojans signal-caller Tanner McKee.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After Clemson lost and Miami won this weekend, the Hurricanes are the favorites to win the ACC.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

The Alabama Crimson Tide, at -125, are now odds-on favorites to win the national championship at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. Ohio State and Clemson are the only other teams with single-digit odds.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Though Clemson, Washington and Auburn all lost this weekend, FPI believes that all three are still some of the best teams in college football going forward.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Given its loss to Arizona State last night and a relatively weak schedule, Washington tumbled to 21st in Strength of Record, which measures accomplishment. Clemson dropped to sixth after its loss to Syracuse, allowing Georgia to take over the No. 1 spot in these rankings.

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4dAlex Scarborough

Swinney attends Alabama's '92 title reunion

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was in Tuscaloosa for a reunion of Alabama's 1992 national championship team less than 24 hours after his team was upset on the road at Syracuse.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Dabo Swinney in the house at Alabama.

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Rare lapse for Clemson D on deep balls

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey completed 8-of-15 passes thrown 10 or more yards downfield for 186 yards and two TDs in Friday night's upset of Clemson. That's the most completions and yards for a QB on such throws against Clemson since Florida State's Deondre Francois last season (9 completions for 191 yards).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After Clemson's loss to Syracuse last night, Miami is now the favorite to win the ACC by the slimmest of margins. The Hurricanes have a 37% chance to win the conference title, compared to 36% for the Tigers and 18% for NC State.

Team Stats

Passing Yards229.466th
Rushing Yards219.624th
Points For33.441st
Points Against13.66th

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