CLEMSON – Dabo Sweeney took a pregnant break, building a suspension on Saturday night. Matthew McConaughey will be Sweeney's best choice to play him in a movie, he said. He smiled, looking around the press room, instantly in his eyes. He finished delivery:
"Tom Cruise – too short."
The assembled media burst out laughing and Sweeney went off, still smiling, another victory in the books .
The mood after the game was mild Saturday. After all, Clemson easily abandoned Charlotte 52-10 and used 111 programs recorded by the program. The most exciting part of the evening was the halftime show when scenes for the Disney movie Safety – which is based on former Tigers player Ray Ray McClutbey – and the Death Valley crowd buzz, prompting Sweeney to reveal his attachment to McConaughey.
The Hollywood Istrionics aside, the Tigers learned some valuable things about themselves against the 49ers. Here are 7 takeaways.
Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne dominate, and then rest. On his first attempt of the night, he hit wide receiver Tee Higgins for a 58-yard touchdown.
The rest of the game went the same way for Lawrence, who finished 7 for 9 for 94 yards and two touchdown passes.
"Obviously we could score 100 points if we left Trevor Lawrence there, and he could have all the stats and could sign up for the Heisman (Trophy) this week," Sweeney said. "We're not interested in that. We're just interested in winning the game and trying to win the class. "
Likewise, running back, Travis Etienne had a quick and easy day. The junior picked up 11 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown before leaving early. Instead it was run by sophomore Lynn-J. Dixon and freshman Michelle Ducks, each of whom rushed to interrupt.
unlike junk time when he usually plays. ”Brice entered the beginning of the second quarter and was not disappointed.
"I think we have the two best rebounds in this league. I really do, "Sweeney said." These two guys could play for anyone. "
Bryce went 5 for 7 for 85 yards, including a 37-yard pass to wide receiver Joseph Ngata before leaving the game at the end of the third freshman quarterback Tysun Piomachan  Justin Ross nurses hip flexor
Wide receiver Justin Ross is being held back by the game while treating a hip flexor injury.
Then Sweeney lowers the injury 9659002] "He was ready to go," said Sweeney. "(I wanted) to try and hold him if we could. He is certainly ready to continue. That, I think, really helps us and he can have a whole week of practice. "
Follow Joseph Ngata
Ngata made more than a catch on Bryce's passes. He finished with team maximums in receptions ( three) and passing yards (62). The Tigers have a lot of talent in the wide area, but Sweeney said he has complete confidence in Ngata to play in more important situations in the future.
"There will be games where the game will be tight and things like that. He is a person I will know we can count on, "Sweeney says of Ngata.
The freshman said his landing catch felt" unreal. "
" I caught him and ran and I was like: "Dang, I actually scored," he said. Business As Usual For Tigers Defense
Defense Coordinator Brent Venables is delighted to be able to dig into his bench when blown.
"It was a lot of fun watching these guys get out there and give them a chance," Venables said. "They won't have many options, so it was great to reward them. These guys work hard at all."
And although Sweeney called Charlotte the best team Clemson has played this season, the Tigers held the 49ers to 153 yards on the ground.
The Tigers Echo DJ Khaled
After the final whistle beat Clemson's victory on Saturday, the Tigers fans rushed to the pitch, as they always do. In the background, the wise words of musician DJ Khaled pumped through the sound system.
"All I Do is Win!"  This mood is echoed in Clemson who expanded his record program winning up to 19 matches. Now the Tigers have won 62 of their last 66 games and 14 in a row with at least 14 points.
Mac Brown, North Carolina wait
Sweeney spends some time choosing North Carolina coach Mac Brains Braun when he first started as Clemson's head coach. Brown was in Texas then and after a short break from coaching, he returned to the sport this season to help turn things around for the Tar Heels.
North Carolina won its first two games, including upset over South Carolina, before dropping its next two contests against Wake Forest and Appalachian. But Sweeney believes heel pitch is close to winning in both competitions.
"They're a couple of 4-0 plays," he said.