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7-0, 1st in ACC - Atlantic

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dalvin Cook on the Florida State-Clemson rivalry: "This game has the best players in the country."

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Christian Wilkins is a defensive tackle that can play defensive end for Clemson, and Jimbo Fisher knows how rare that it is for a bigger body to move outside. Mario Edwards and Marcus Spears did it on two of Fisher's teams, but "not many guys are athletic enough to do it, and [Wilkins] does a really good job. Big body, strong, great quickness. I've been around a few of them who do it but they're very hard to find."


Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 12 Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher offers an early scouting report on undefeated Clemson, which includes effusive praise for nearly every position.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Utah and Clemson are tied with the most wins decided by one possession this season (4) and since the start of the 2015 season (8). Going back three seasons, the Utes have 13 wins by one score, which is three more than any other team in the FBS – they are 13-5 in that span.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson OC Tony Elliott on Florida State's defense: "They've simplified and just let their athletes go out and play. They look a lot different than the first few games."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson OC Tony Elliott was a bit less certain on Wayne Gallman's availability. "He looks fine and we're hopeful," Elliott said. He said there's not a full determination though yet and they have a game plan for any option.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson's Wayne Gallman said "I wanted someone to hurt him" after NC State's Dravious Wright delivered a hit that knocked Gallman unconscious. Gallman said he thought the hit was targeting, but he was told the ACC reviewed the play and said otherwise.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Wayne Gallman says Dravious Wright's hit on him that resulted in a concussion was, in his mind, intentionally dirty. "He led with his helmet," Gallman said. The play did not result in a penalty. Gallman said he was knocked unconscious and does not remember anything until he got back to the training room.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson RB Wayne Gallman says he'll be ready to play vs Florida State. "I'm fine, I'm ready to go," he said. Gallman says he went through the concussion protocol last week and expects to be full-go in pads for Thursday's practice.

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Tigers-Wolverines projected to CFP

Heading into Week 9, Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy predict Clemson and Michigan to clash at the Fiesta Bowl. But the guys don't agree on who will go on to play in the National Championship game. Bowl Projections

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

A reminder of just how much football is left: The AP top five at Week 9 last season was Ohio State, Baylor, Clemson, LSU, and TCU. They were a combined 36-0. Only one made the College Football Playoff, and the other four ended the regular season with a combined record of 9-9. Don't expect chalk over the final few weeks.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

The seven undefeated teams all play on the road this week, and five lost to their Saturday opponent in their last meeting. Second-ranked Michigan and No. 7 Nebraska are on three-game losing streaks to Michigan State and Wisconsin, respectively. The undefeateds (and their fans) might want to make it through this weekend before thinking playoff.

1dMark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy

Bowl projections heading into Week 9

Our experts expect to see the same four teams in the College Football Playoff semifinals, though there is a difference of opinion on which ones will make the championship game.

Ohio State upset shakes up AP's top 10 (0:59)
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2dBrian Fremeau

Who has best chance to finish undefeated after Week 8?

Michigan saw its chances of an undefeated regular season more than double this weekend and it joins a pack of five teams that have separated themselves as the clear favorites to run the table.

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2dHeather Dinich

The CFP trickle-down effect of Ohio State's loss

After Penn State let chaos in the door with its win over OSU, Louisville is back in the playoff mix, West Virginia is no joke and Washington State -- Wazzu! -- could have a major playoff impact.

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4dSteve Muench and Kevin Weidl

Scouts pick: Who's better, Lamar Jackson or Deshaun Watson?

Deshaun Watson and Clemson remain undefeated, but Lamar Jackson is dominating the Heisman Trophy conversation. Our scouts pick which quarterback they prefer and look at other Week 8 matchups.

Team Stats

Passing Yards304.917th
Rushing Yards169.470th
Points For36.627th
Points Against15.39th

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