Dabo Swinney on Georgia Tech: ‘Two plays away from being 6-0’

Even though Georgia Tech will be traveling to play No. 7 Clemson Saturday night, coach Dabo Swinney knows the Yellow Jackets will put up a “big fight.”

Clemson, coming off a bye week, lost their first game Oct. 14 at Syracuse.

The Tigers (6-1, 4-1 in ACC) have not lost back-to-back games since 2011 when they lost to N.C. State and South Carolina.

Swinney is coaching his players to take Saturday’s conference game seriously because Georgia Tech, while having two losses and unranked, could very easily be 6-0.

“[Georgia Tech is] truly two plays away from being 6-0,” Swinney said, according to Zach Lentz of The T&D. “I have no idea how they lost to Tennessee, just watching the tape. They dominated that game. The Miami game, what a game. It came down to one fourth-and-10 and two defenders go up and it was raining, a ball came down on the other guy’s chest and he caught it. 

“This is a 4-2 team, but truly, literally two plays away from being undefeated. Paul [Johnson] has done an awesome job getting them in a position to win. We’re in for a big fight.”

Clemson-Georgia Tech will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Saturday on ABC or ESPN2.

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