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‘Just try us’

Tigers’ secondary remains confident after shaky game

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

alex@upstatetoday.com

CLEMSON — It’s not often that Clemson’s defense gets gashed for 500 yards.

But Texas A&M and quarterback Kellen Mond raided the second-ranked Tigers through the air on Saturday at Kyle Field, racking up 430 passing yards and 501 total.

Most importantly for the Tigers (2-0), they were able to hold off the Aggies and escape Texas with a 28-26 win, but Clemson recognized its defense didn’t live up to its standard last weekend against a tough test.

“We didn’t finish on defense. We have to play four quarters,” Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday on his weekly teleconference. “There were a lot of positives, but I was really disappointed with the 430 yards passing, and most of that comes in the

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