AUDIO: Clemson 31 Maryland 7

CLEMSON - Listen to post-game interviews with Dabo Swinney, the coordinators, Kyle Parker, DeAndre McDaniel, Xavier Brewer and Da'Quan Bowers.

DABO SWINNEY: (7:32)
"This was a great team win for us. We came together as a family and played tough. The past games we've been close to pulling all the strings together to make us one unit, but today we finally did it and took care of business. We took care of the ball, played together, and overwhelmed our opponent.

"We did what we had to do to win. The kickoff return for a touchdown by Andre (Ellington), our three picks on defense, and our special teams unit played a major role in our win today."

ON HANDLING MARYLAND'S DEFENSE: "Our offensive line did an excellent job on picking up their blitz. The most difficult part in preparing for the game was the schematics of their defense. Kyle Parker also did a good job by scrambling in the pocket. He's really hard to sack. He maintained good ball protection and was able to read the defense really well."

ON KYLE PARKER: "KP had a career high in rushing yards this game. We worked during the week in adding a lot of new stuff for him because we knew we needed him in order to win this week."

ON THE DEFENSE: "Da'Quan (Bowers) had a terrific game today with 6 tackles and 3 sacks. Gave him the game ball for his great effort."

"Overall defensively we played tough and worked through our difficulties. We came out in the third quarter and perfected our flaws. Kids like Miguel (Chavis) and (Xavier) Brewer really stepped up today. Brewer especially impressed me today. He's a really serious, focused player and I was happy to see him do well today."

KYLE PARKER: (2:35)
"I had to make some plays with my feet. It's not going to go the way you draw it up every time. You have to improvise and make plays and I feel like I did that and put us in a position to win."

"It was really cool to have C.J. back today. He came and talked to us last night, and you don't really find a better guy than C.J. The biggest thing that I noticed is that he's still the same humble teammate that I played with. He just came back and encouraged us."

"I don't care if we won 3-0 and had zero yards of offense, it didn't matter today. We just needed to go out there and do what we needed to do to win. The biggest thing was that whenever the momentum came our way, we just took it on offense."

DEANDRE MCDANIEL: (2:01)
"Da'Quan Bowers is going to give his all every game. He had a heck of a game and with that kind of pass rush, it just makes our job in the secondary easier."

"Coach Steele has been trying to tell us to get on track and we want to get on track. We had a defensive meeting to talk about us all being a little more focused. We all came out there today and played with a lot of passion and we got what we wanted."

"We're going to take it one game at a time. We're going to play hard. We feel like we control our own destiny right now and we're going to continue to go out there and play ball."

DA'QUAN BOWERS: (2:24)
"I want to give my teammates my best effort every week. I don't want to let those guys down because there are a bunch of guys out there depending on me to make plays. I just want to give all the credit to all my fellow defensive players giving me the chance, especially putting pressure on the quarterback allowing me to make plays."

"This is a very big win for us. We needed this win to get back on track. Coach Swinney says it's a one-game season and we have to take it game-by-game."

"This doesn't start with me. Everybody on this team has a different role, I'm a role player. If I'm down and out I expect them to pick me up just like if they're down and out I'm going to carry them on my shoulders. It's a great feeling to have players that will put it on the line for you."

"This is the start of something. We just have to focus and take the rest of the season one game at a time."

BILLY NAPIER: (4:04)

KEVIN STEELE: (1:54)

XAVIER BREWER: (1:44)


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