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Coach: Clemson, FSU are even

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says the ninth-ranked Tigers are more even with No. 3 FSU than the lopsided score in Saturday's meeting indicates.

After watching film of the 51-14 trouncing, Swinney said Tuesday that if the teams played 10 times, "we'd probably win five, they'd probably win five."

Swinney says he isn't taking away from the Seminoles. FSU put up a record number of points for opponents at Death Valley. And while Swinney said there were a couple of areas the Seminoles "were a bit ahead" of the Tigers, he believes Clemson was caught on a bad night.

EASTERN MICHIGAN SHOOTING: Police investigating Friday's shooting death of Eastern Michigan player Demarius Reed said at least one person saw him lying in a stairwell but thought he'd passed out from a party. Ypsilanti police also said at least six people heard gunshots and others saw a fight in a parking lot, but no one called police. Police are offering $5,000 for clues to the killer's identity.

grambling boycott: Jackson State said financial losses for the university and the city of Jackson, Miss., could be in the millions because of Grambling's decision to forfeit Saturday's game. Grambling's players staged a boycott because they had issues with university leaders. JSU, which refunded thousands of tickets for its homecoming game, said it plans to pursue litigation against Grambling and others.

Iowa State: Quarterback Sam Richardson will start against Oklahoma State. He and freshman Grant Rohach were initially listed as co-starters.

MICHIGAN: Three Ann Arbor City Council members want the university to turn off a $2.8 million digital billboard outside Michigan Stadium because it distracts drivers. A resolution will be presented at a Nov. 7 council meeting.

MICHIGAN STATE: Receiver Bennie Fowler, out last week with a hamstring injury, is expected to practice this week though his status for Saturday's game at Illinois is still unclear.

NOTRE DAME: Quarterback Tommy Rees was cleared to play against Air Force after missing much of the second half against USC last week with a strained neck.

Coach: Clemson, FSU are even 10/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:29pm]

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