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Saturday, September 24, 2011
Different Clemson on the field

By Heather Dinich

CLEMSON, S.C. -- It's not just the overhauled offense that is different with Clemson this year today. In the past, the Tigers might have folded after silly mistakes or miscommunication. In the past their toughness was questioned. Today, though, Clemson is bouncing back from its mistakes and continuing to play with passion and effort. That was visible on the Tigers' last scoring drive, when they punched it in for the 28-17 lead. This has been a tight game all day, but that drive gave the Tigers a little bit more breathing room. Florida State has had several costly drive-sustaining penalties, and Clemson has taken advantage of every one.