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The uncomfortable purgatory that is Clemson football in 2023

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Cade Klubnik was battered and defeated, his pants splattered with blood stains, his arms covered in cuts and scrapes and scratches. He'd been hit -- hard and repeatedly -- by Florida State's defense, including a sack that turned into a game-defining fumble recovery for a touchdown, but what he kept thinking about was that one decision in overtime, to check out of a run call and into a doomed screen pass.

"We're really, really good but two tough breaks," Klubnik said. "We've just got to finish that game. We were so close.