Clemson’s offense has struggled this season, but the Tigers appeared to make strides in that area during their 30-20 win over Florida State this weekend.

Freshmen running backs Will Shipley and Phil Mafah are a big reason why. Both averaged over 5 yards per carry vs. the Seminoles and made big plays in the process.

On Monday, Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott commented on his two young running backs and their progress within the offense.

Shipley scored Clemson’s go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with 128 yards and 2 touchdowns on 25 carries.

Mafah carried the ball 9 times for 69 yards. His day included a 61-yard scamper — the longest running play of Clemson’s season so far.

Clemson is now 5-3 on the season as it hits the home stretch. The Tigers still have games remaining vs. Louisville, UConn, Wake Forest and South Carolina.

Kickoff vs. the Cardinals is at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.