Clemson handled South Carolina with ease this afternoon, winning 38-3 for its sixth-straight win over the Gamecocks. Five of the six wins have been blowouts.
Dabo Swinney certainly owns his in-state rival, but he wants everyone to know that his team has acquitted itself well against the SEC in general of late.
After the game, Swinney dropped a stat about Clemson's recent success against the league.
This isn't the first time Swinney has said something like this. Clearly, he's acutely aware of the criticism Clemson faces for the perceived weakness of the ACC.
Beating South Carolina might not be that big a deal for Clemson right now, but the Tigers are 2-1 in their last three against Alabama and have beaten Auburn and Texas A&M recently. They are as good as any program in the SEC.
As a whole though, the ACC is markedly weaker than the SEC, and most observers would admit that.