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Clemson Football Podcast: ACC Champions Edition

Clemson defeated North Carolina 45-37 en route to a 13-0 season and CFP berth. In their recap show, the Pawcast revisit the game and reflect on life as a Tigers fan.

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The Clemson Tigers made play after play on both sides of the ball Saturday, and dominated the North Carolina Tar Heels by nearly every statistical measure.

Behind an inspiring offensive line performance, Deshaun Watson and Wayne Gallman punished Gene Chizik's defensive unit. 98 plays, 5.7ypc on the ground, and a constant deep ball threat will tire out even the best defenses.

Despite a couple of questionable decisions, the Tar Heels are well-coached; they capitalized on every Clemson mistake and were in position to play for overtime when ACC refs reminded us of their existence.

Once again, Clemson made use of its depth of talent on offense to overcome hiccups (penalties, rogue punters, INT), while the defense rattled the otherwise steady Marquise Williams.

In our recap show, we discussed keys to the victory, how 13-0 feels as a Tigers fan, and what 25 days rest will mean to a team that last had a breather in September.

Be sure you're subscribed to the Pawcast on your podcast platform of choice, as we'll host a number of interviews, preview the Orange Bowl matchup vs. Oklahoma, discuss the other bowl games and coaching shuffle, and generally stay on top of all things Clemson.