Clemson plans to keep cooking at home vs. Florida State

With the nation’s longest active home winning streak on the line, Clemson will play host to a surging Florida State team in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Saturday afternoon.The Tigers have won 31 consecutive games at Memorial Stadium, dating to the 2016 season and a 43-42 loss to Pitt. Clemson recovered to win the national championship that season.Such a finish isn’t in the realm of possibility this time around for Clemson (4-3, 3-2 ACC), which has dropped from the polls after suffering three regular-season defeats for the first time since the 2014 season.The Tigers still have a mathematical chance at a seventh consecutive ACC Championship, but can ill afford a loss against the Seminoles (3-4, 2-2), who are riding a three-game winning streak after an 0-4 start.”They really have played a lot better,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “It’s a good football team across the board that’s way better than their record.”Florida State has rebounded thanks to dual-threat quarterback Jordan Travis and a much-improved running game behind Jashaun Corbin and Treshaun Ward.Travis has completed 38 of 55 pass attempts (69 percent) for 399 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions during the Seminoles’ three-game winning streak. He’s also rushed for 312 yards in the last three games, averaging 7.4 yards per carry.”Their quarterback is the key,” Swinney said. “He has really settled them down. You can tell he’s a natural leader and he can flat-out beat you by himself.”They’re taking advantage of his gifts. He’s a great scrambler. This kid is dangerous, hard to corral.”Corbin and Ward, meanwhile, have combined for 444 yards on the ground during the winning streak.