Dabo Swinney called out his defense for the number of missed tackles in Saturday’s win over Florida.

Clemson held on for a 34-28 win on the road. The defense was tested throughout the game as Florida State held a lead in the 1st half and cut into Clemson’s lead in the 2nd half. Clemson led by as much as 20 points in the 4th quarter, but Florida State scored 2 touchdowns in the final 11 minutes.

The tackling issues played a role in Florida State hanging around longer than Clemson would have liked at the end of the game. Following the win, Swinney brought up his defense’s problems with tackling the Seminoles.

“We had 24 missed tackles. Don’t remember the last time we had that many missed tackles,” Swinney said to reporters.

He was not pleased with his defense’s inability to slow down Florida State. The Seminoles ran for a total of 206 yards against the Tigers. Trey Benson had 69 rushing yards and Lawrance Toafili rushed for 68 yards. Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis added 64 yards on the ground.

Despite missing 24 tackles, Clemson’s defense still managed to register 76 total tackles in the game. Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. paced the defense with 13 total tackles vs. Florida State.

In Week 8, Clemson will have a very important home matchup against Syracuse.