Triple Crown

Tigers wrap up third straight conference title, playoff berth

By Eric Sprott
Courtesy The Journal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The goal for the Clemson football team Saturday night was to leave no doubt who was the best team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Consider it mission accomplished.

The top-ranked Tigers scored on their first three possessions, turned in a dominating defensive performance and won the turnover battle, as they smashed Miami by a final score of 38-3 for their third consecutive conference title.

After winning three straight conference titles for the first time in 29 years, Clemson (12-1, 7-1) will also once again enter the College Football Playoff as the top overall seed, as the Tigers will take

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