Dabo: 'If we played Florida State 10 times, we'd win 5'

Dabo: 'If we played Florida State 10 times, we'd win 5'

Dabo Swinney and Jimbo Fisher (Photo: AP)Despite the 51-14 tally on Clemson’s home scoreboard, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney thinks his team is much more evenly matched with Florida State than it appeared Saturday.

In fact, after watching the game film, Swinney said that if the two teams played 10 times, “We’d probably win five, they’d probably win five.”

While Swinney didn’t take anything away from Florida State and admitted that there were some areas in which the Seminoles “were a bit ahead” of his team, he believes the lopsided margin was more an indication of Florida State playing a great game and his team having a bad night than the actual delta between the two teams.

I’m sure we’ll find out in coming days what Jimbo Fisher thinks about Swinney’s statement.

With Florida State piling up 565 yards, 30 first downs and a Death Valley record for points scored combined with forcing four turnovers and holding Clemson to just 326 yards (and nearly half of those after the game was completely out of hand), we’d be inclined to that Fisher — at least in private — might see it differently.

Photo credit: AP

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