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Swinney looking to keep No. 11 Clemson focused

Associated Press Modified: September 12, 2012 at 5:02 am •  Published: September 12, 2012

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney wants his team focused on Furman — and not peeking ahead to its Atlantic Coast Conference showdown with No. 5 Florida State in two weeks.

The 11th-ranked Tigers (2-0) are not expected to have much trouble with the Paladins (0-2), a Football Championship Subdivision opponent that has lost 29 straight in the series. It won't hurt Clemson's chances getting star receiver Sammy Watkins back after his two-game suspension for an offseason drug arrest.

Swinney cautioned things might not be as easy as some expect this week.

Last year the Tigers were tied at the half against FCS opponent Wofford and rallied late for a 35-27 victory. Wofford plays in the Southern Conference like Furman.


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