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Swinney, Spurrier say teams not looking past FCS opponents

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney expects the seventh-ranked Tigers to remain focused on FCS opponent Citadel this week even with the season finale against rival South Carolina looming down the road.

Swinney said Tuesday his players understand that losing their focus can lead to the loss of a game, no matter the opponent. The Tigers (9-1) are 27-0 all-time against Football Championship Subdivision program. That record includes a 52-13 victory over South Carolina State back in September.

After Citadel (5-6) comes the annual contest with the Gamecocks on Nov. 30. South Carolina has won four straight in the series.

Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd thinks his teammates have done well at not looking ahead to broader goals.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says he isn't resting anyone healthy for this week's game against Coastal Carolina.

But he will tinker with the No. 12 Gamecocks' lineup. Sophomore tailback Shon Carson will get his first start as Southeastern Conference leading rusher Mike Davis recovers from an ankle sprain. Spurrier says Davis may be in uniform Saturday, but could use the extra rest.

Spurrier also has told backup quarterback Dylan Thompson he will get some snaps. Spurrier says he thinks starter Connor Shaw plays better when he knows his backup will get some playing time.

Spurrier says anything is possible and the Gamecocks can lose if they don't play well. But his record doesn't reflect that. Spurrier is 47-0 against teams outside the BCS in his 24 years coaching.

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