TALLAHASSEE, treat Fla. — Dabo Swinney ran toward the tunnel after Clemson took yet another game down to the heart-stopping last second — this time against rival Florida State. His shirt was drenched in sweat, viagra but his smile, search well, his smile said everything. He beamed while he high-fived fans and screamed, “How about that win!”

Swinney finally beat Florida State 37-34 in Doak Campbell Stadium, an accomplishment that had eluded the Clemson coach his entire career. But more than that, his undefeated team survived on the road Saturday night to stay right in the College Football Playoff hunt. Was it perfect? No. Did it have to be? No. For the fifth time this season, Clemson found a way to make one more play in another close game.