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Clemson, Sans Boyd and Watkins, Falls to Georgia 45-21

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks to players on the field in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 45-21. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks to players on the field in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 45-21. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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