Forget the score, Dabo Swinney just wants a 'W.'
High-scoring, low-scoring or somewhere in between, Swinney told the ACC coaches' teleconference on Wednesday that he just wants to win the opener and move on.
Asked if he was predicting a 'shootout,' Swinney answered, 'Who knows?'
"It's like I was telling somebody the other day, hey, might be 6 3, you never know," he said. "In an opening game, there's always mistakes on both sides and there's always some unknowns from both sides, because the sheer nature of the preparation.
You have so much more time to prepare.
"There's always a lot of adjustments that have to be made in an opening type game but I have no idea. All I hope is that we've got one more than them, whether it's 2-0 or 3-2 or 69-68. It really doesn't matter to me as long as we can find a way to win the game."
Swinney reaffirmed Clemson's commitment to an up-tempo offensive attack.
"We shoot for 82 (plays) and above - that's kind of our benchmark," Swinney said. "Outside of that, it just comes down to the type of success that you're having. We definitely want to play fast. That's who we are. That's what we do. That's what our players like."
Swinney said he believes a fast face allows the Tigers "to really put a lot of pressure on the defense with the skill that we put on the field when we do play at a fast tempo."
If the Tigers can consistently move the chains, he said the tempo should be reflected at the bottom line.
"If you look at us, we are probably going to score about every 13 to 15 plays," he said. "So the more opportunities we get, then the more opportunity we have to score."