No. 5 Clemson escaped with a 27-21 victory at No. 14 Syracuse on Saturday.

Afterwards, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney alluded to some past close contests against Syracuse when he made a hilarious joke in the postgame press conference.

“I guess we have to sacrifice a billy goat or something next time we play Syracuse…,” Swinney said. “Crazy stuff happens when we play these dudes.”

Three of the last five games in the series have been decided by six points or less.

Clemson and Syracuse split a pair of one-score games in 2017 and 2018. Syracuse edged Clemson 27-24 in 2017. Clemson returned the favor in 2018 with a 27-23 victory.

Clemson pulled starting quarterback DJ Uiagalelei in favor of backup Cade Klubnik and overcame a 21-7 deficit in the second quarter to prevail for the victory. Clemson scored the last 20 points of the game to hand Syracuse its first loss of the season.

Uiagalelei threw two interceptions and had a fumble that resulted in a 90-yard return for a touchdown prior to being benched. Klubnik came in guided Clemson to two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter to complete Clemson’s comeback.

Clemson running back Will Shipley rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 50-yarder with under 12 minutes to go.

Next up for Clemson is a road contest at Notre Dame on Nov. 5. The contest is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBC.