Sound Off: Beat Miami and Clemson will return to the College Football Playoff

With one more win, Clemson is in the dance yet again.

Dabo Swinney’s Tigers (11-1) took care of business versus their Palmetto State rivals, beating South Carolina 34-10 this past Saturday night to head into their ACC Championship Game against Miami playing some of their best football of the season.

Receiver Hunter Renfrow had a pair of touchdown grabs for his third multi-score game of his career — the other two coming against Alabama in College Football Playoff national championship games — to help the Tigers win their fourth straight in this rivalry series. The win helped Swinney’s squad stay on track for a third consecutive trip to the CFP.

The Tigers defense set the tone early in Swinney’s 100th career win as cornerback Ryan Carter opened the scoring with a 12-yard pick-six of a Jake Bentley poor throw near his goal line. South Carolina had just 99 yards in the first half and 207 for the game, which was its lowest total this season.

In this week’s episode of Sound Off, presented by Zaxby’s, ACC DieHards writers Dave Miller and Joe McCaffrey discuss the biggest storylines surrounding the Tigers as they prepare for their clash with Miami in the conference title game.

Clemson is one win away from another College Football Playoff berth

Here are some time stamps to guide you:

  • Freshman wide receiver Tee Higgins followed up his strong performance against The Citadel with more solid play against South Carolina, and he has emerged as a real X-Factor in the vertical passing game. (2:34)
  • Clemson is poised to check in at No. 1 in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. (4:16)
  • What happens to the loser of the ACC championship game? Can either squad get in with 2 losses? (6:06)
  • What should Clemson fans expect from a Miami team that is coming off of its lone loss of the season? (8:26)

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