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Branch Injured In Jaguars' First Win

Former Clemson standout defensive end Andre Branch injured his groin Sunday in the fourth quarter of Jacksonville's first win of the season, 24-6 over Cleveland. Branch left the game and did not return. After the game he left the locker room on crutches. No more details on the injury were available Sunday night.

Proveaux Finishes 3rd At U.S. Collegiate

Cody Proveaux shot a three-under-par 69, his eighth under-par round of the fall, and finished third individually to lead Clemson to a 10th place team finish at the U.S. Collegiate at the Golf Club of Georgia on Sunday. The Tigers improved from 14th to 10th with a 284 team score on Sunday, as three Tigers posted under par rounds.

Humphries Earns ACC Weekly Honor

Clemson senior punter returner Adam Humphries is the ACC specialist of the week. Humphries had eight punt returns for 107 yards, including a 72-yard return for a touchdown in the Tigers’ 23-17 win over visiting Louisville.

Tigers Say Offense Won't Change With Stoudt

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris said the 24th-ranked Tigers won't dial things back with stellar freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson out for the next month. Morris expects backup Cole Stoudt to lead the same fast-paced attack fans have always seen when Clemson (4-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) travels to Boston College (4-2, 1-1) this weekend.

Swinney:Watson To Miss Four Weeks

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday that freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson will have four screws put in his finger to heal a small broken bone and will need a month of recovery before returning for the 24th-ranked Tigers. Swinney said Watson would have the procedure Monday. The first-year starter hurt the finger on his right, throwing hand in the second quarter of a 23-17 victory over Louisville on Saturday. The win returned Clemson (4-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to the national rankings.

Dabo Swinney Postgame Comments

Click the video to watch Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney press conference comments after the Tigers' win against the Louisville Cardinals Saturday.

Clemson Edges Louisville 23-17

Ammon Lakip bounced through the go-ahead, 40-yard field goal and Clemson stopped Louisville on fourth-and-goal from its 2 with 21 seconds remaining for a 23-17 victory Saturday.

Beasley Sets Clemson Sack Record

Vic Beasley broke the Clemson career sack record in the 2nd quarter against Louisville. His 29th career sack came after he brought down Louisville QB Reggie Bonnafon 3 yards behind the line of scrimmage on a 1st down run/pass option play.

Watson Gets Test With Louisville Defense

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney wanted the Tigers freshman quarterback to be tested. Louisville and its No. 1-ranked defense should give Deshaun Watson the challenge his coach wanted. The Tigers (3-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Swinney have seen their season revived with Watson's ascension to starting quarterback. The true freshman has run and passed for 1,088 yards and 11 touchdowns the past three games.

Swinney Likes Way He's Handled Watson

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney still believes he made the correct decision coming out of fall camp: Deshaun Watson was the team's backup quarterback. That hasn't stop people asking if the freshman might've prevented the team's rough start had he opened behind center from game one. "I don't sit around and play hypotheticals or 'What ifs' or whatever," Swinney said Tuesday. "I'm just worried about that windshield and what's in front." Click to watch Swinney's comments from his weekly Tuesday press conference previewing Clemson's 3:30 home game Saturday against Louisville.

Watson Headlines ACC Weekly Awards Again

Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson again heads the list of Atlantic Coast Conference football accolades, as he was voted ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second week in a row and received his third straight ACC Rookie of the Week honor. Watson was recognized after leading the Tigers to a 41-0 win over visiting NC State. Sophomore Mike Williams, Watson’s favorite target in Saturday’s victory, earned ACC Receiver of the Week honors. Florida State and Virginia Tech also had two players apiece recognized.

Clemson Shuts Out NC State 41-0

Clemson recorded its first shutout in the Dabo Swinney era, as the defense responded to the challenge set by the coaches in practice all week to limit big plays from opposing offenses, blanking NC State 41-0.

Clemson Hoops Tips Off Practice Sunday

Men’s basketball officially gets underway Sunday with a two-hour practice, Clemson’s first in preparation for the 2014-15 season. The Tigers have been preparing for practice with individual and team workouts over the last month. The team’s annual preseason tipoff event, Rock the ‘John, is set for Friday, Oct. 10. The Tigers hold their only public exhibition against Anderson on Saturday, Nov. 8 before opening the regular season against Florida A&M on Friday, Nov. 14.

Watson Named National QB Of The Week

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has been named the National Quarterback of the Week by the Davey O’Brien Award. Watson completed 27-36 passes for 435 yards and six touchdowns in Clemson’s win over North Carolina. It was Watson’s first career start at quarterback for the Tigers.

Two Tigers Earn ACC Weekly Honors

Quarterback Deshaun Watson and punter Bradley Pinion were both honored with player-of-the-week selections by the ACC on Monday. Watson was named co-offensive back-of-the-week along with NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett, while Watson also earned rookie-of-the-week honors. Pinion was named co-special teams player-of-the-week with Justin Vogel of Miami (Fla.).

Louisville-Clemson Game Time Set

Monday the ACC set the game time for Clemson's October 11th home game against Louisville for 3:30 p.m. It will air on either ABC, ESPN2 or ESPNU. The network will be determined after this Saturday's games.

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