Clemson last ACC hope for College Football Playoff
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Clemson last ACC hope for College Football Playoff

Tigers' win over Notre Dame lifts Swinney's team into conversation

For the second straight year Clemson came off a bye week with a chance to upset a marquee opponent and join the early College Football Playoff conversation.

The opportunity was squandered a year ago with a 23-17 loss in overtime to No. 1-ranked Florida State playing without suspended quarterback Jameis Winston. But 378 days later, the Tigers capitalized with a 24-22 upset of Notre Dame

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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