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Chat: Clemson tops NC State 62-48

Posted November 15, 2012
Updated November 17, 2012

Fourth quarter

Niklas Sade hits a 40 yard field goal.

Clemson 62, NC State 48, 7:35 4Q

Mike Glennon pass complete to Tobais Palmer for 29 yards for a touchdown.

Clemson 62, NC State 45, 14:20 4Q

Third quarter:

Tajh Boyd pass complete to Brandon Ford for 69 yards for a touchdown.

Clemson 62, NC State 38, 1:39 3Q

Tajh Boyd pass intercepted by Earl Wolff at the Clem 25, returned for 19 yards to the Clem 6. Glennon passes to Mario Carter who takes it in for the TD. 

Clemson 55, NC State 38, 2:38 3Q

Tobais Palmer had a huge punt return, 81 yards but gets knocked out of bounds. Shadrach Thornton finishes it with a 16 yard touchdown run.

Clemson 55, NC State 31, 3:55 3Q

Tajh Boyd finds the endzone on a nine yard touchdown rush.

Clemson 55, NC State 24, 4:13 3Q

Tajh Boyd pass complete to Martavis Bryant for 40 yards for a touchdown. Chandler Catanzaro extra point is good.

Clemson 48, NC State 24, 11:00 3Q

Second quarter:

Tajh Boyd rushed for 9 yards for a touchdown.

Clemson 41, NC State 24, 1:14 2Q

Tajh Boyd pass complete to DeAndre Hopkins for a 62 yard touchdown.

Clemson 34, NC State 24, 2:22 2Q

Clemson's Sammy Watkins scores on a 27 yard touchdown pass from Tajh Boyd, Boyd's two-point conversion pass to Brandon Ford is good and the Tigers are back up.

Clemson 27, NC State 24, 10:28 2Q

Tajh Boyd pass complete to Brandon Ford for 7 yards for a touchdown. Two point conversion attempt is no good.

NC State 24, Clemson 19, 12:52 2Q

Niklas Sade hits a 32 yard field goal.

NC State 24, Clemson 13, 14:17 2Q

First quarter:

Glennon to Rashard Smith for an 18-yard touchdown.

NC State 21, Clemson 13, 1:36 1Q

Mike Glennon finds Tobais Palmer for a 49 yard touchdown pass.

NC State 14, Clemson 13, 6:19 1Q

Mike Glennon connects with Tobais Palmer for a one play, 77 yard touchdown drive.

Clemson 13, NC State 7, 7:13 1Q

Faced with 4th and 5 from the NC State 26, Clemson opts to send out Chandler Catanzaro for a 43 yard field goal attempt. He hits it, Clemson increases their lead.

Clemson 13, NC State 0, 7:31 1Q

Tajh Boyd rushes for four yards for a touchdown. Catanzaro's extra point is good.

Clemson 10, NC State 0, 9:54 1Q

Clemson settles for a field goal on 4th and 6 from the NC State 29. Chandler Catanzaro hits the 46 yard field goal for three.

Clemson 3, NC State 0, 12:56 1Q

Preview: Holding out hope for an ACC Atlantic Division title, the 11th- ranked Clemson Tigers close out their conference slate this weekend when they welcome the NC State Wolfpack to Death Valley.

The defending ACC champions are tied with Florida State atop the Atlantic Division standings at 6-1 (9-1 overall). However, it is the Seminoles that hold the tie-breaker by virtue of a 49-37 win over the Tigers on Sept. 22. Since then, Clemson has won six straight games, including last weekend's 45-10 rout of Maryland.

Dabo Swinney knows that despite the accomplishments to this point, the season is far from over.

"I've told my players that now is the time when top 10 teams separate themselves from the pack. The end of November is when it matters. We need to play our best football down the stretch."

Tom O'Brien's Wolfpack ended a two-game skid last weekend with a 37-6 victory over Wake Forest at home. With the win, the team moved to 6-4 on the season and became bowl eligible for the fourth time in O'Brien's six seasons at the helm in Raleigh.

Clemson leads the all-time series against the Wolfpack, 51-28-1. NC State has not won a game in Death Valley since 2002, with Clemson holding a 19-11 edge in games played there.
Mike Glennon may only be starting for his second season, but he has already left his mark on the school record books, ranking fourth all-time in several statistical categories.

This season Glennon has completed 57.3 percent of his passes, for 2,910 yards with 22 touchdowns. Wideouts Quintin Payton (42 receptions, 669 yards, one TD) and Bryan Underwood (40 receptions, 588 yards, 10 TDs) have been reliable targets, although Underwood has been much more productive in terms of getting into the end zone. N.C. State Logo More NCSU Stories

The NC State defense has shown flashes of strong play like last weekend against Wake Forest, but consistency has definitely been an issue. The team is allowing nearly 400 yards per game (396), including almost 260 yards passing. Safety Earl Wolff has been one of the nation's most active defenders, leading the Wolfpack with 104 total tackles. Fellow safety Brandan Bishop is a distant second with 88 tackles. All-American cornerback David Amerson (38 tackles), leads the team with four interceptions to continue the strong play in the NC State secondary.

O'Brien commented on his defense and the challenge that Clemson will bring.
"That's the challenge: playing a really explosive Clemson football team. They've got playmakers at every spot on offense - a really tough challenge for the defense to defend. That's what's great about the challenge. You've got to go on the road and play a top team, so it's an exciting time."

There aren't many offenses putting up the kind of numbers that Clemson can on a weekly basis. The Tigers are sixth nationally in scoring (42.9 ppg), 12th in passing (322.6 ypg) and seventh in total offense (513.8 ypg).

The orchestrator of the offense is junior QB Tajh Boyd, who is having another phenomenal season, completing 68 percent of his passes, for 2,941 yards, with 28 touchdowns. It certainly helps to have some of the nation's top receiving talent in the form of DeAndre Hopkins (66 receptions, 1,096 yards, 14 TDs) and All-American Sammy Watkins (42 catches, 561 yards, two TDs).

While the passing game is front and center for Clemson, the ground game can also dominate at times thanks to tailback Andre Ellington (835 yards, 5.1 ypc, eight TDs).

The Clemson offense has masked any deficiencies the defense has had in 2012. The team have posted modest numbers at best, allowing 22.4 ppg and 389.1 yards of total offense.
The strength of the unit is in the linebacking corps, with the top three tacklers being LBs Stephone Anthony (74 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, one sack), Jonathan Willard (70 tackles, 7.0 TFLs, two sacks) and Spencer Shuey (68 tackles, 5.0 TFLs, one sack). Safeties Rashard Hall (54 tackles, three INTs) and Jonathan Meeks (47 tackles, two INTs) highlight the play in the secondary.

Obviously with a big win over Florida State this season, NC State possesses the talent base to win any ACC game, but getting it done in Death Valley against the Tigers, who are clicking on all cylinders, is a tall task indeed.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Clemson 40, NC State 21

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  • rduguyhere Nov 17, 8:00 p.m.

    woooooooooo im loving this this is fun to watch just keep going clemson lets go for 80! go heels!

    — Posted by fouroaksboys

    wooooo. perhaps 68 like GTech got on your sorry azz team last week, maybe

    — Posted by uncsuckz

    That sorry azz team has more wins than State Kollege and also beat State kollege this year. Yeah, you mean UNC right? LOL

  • Hokies94 Nov 17, 7:51 p.m.

    hokey 94, god doesn't play football son !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    — Posted by 1TARHEEL

    You said that right. I still believe in VT. I have some hope for Logan Thomas after today. I simply hope that VT can win next weekend. Son... I'm a retired coach, administrator, and a graduate of VT. I loved one more win today. I thank God for evrything that I have in my life. That's it. I used it as a simple statement. No pun indended either.

  • sbeagler223 Nov 17, 7:36 p.m.

    Between the Heels defense last week the Wolf Pack D looking like the Puppy Pack not sure who was worst. Hard to look your offense in the eye when your offense tries and you look like no shows. Palmer Thornton surely had great games, but you cant have a penalty and 2 picks in the red zone. Glennon gave his best took alot hits but another day of drops and the secondary getting burnt big time. Hard to figure how players that look like they will go in the NFL first round the previous year to likely not being drafted and losing $millions.PALMER IF IT LOOKS LIKE YOU WILL GO IN THE FIRST ROUND TAKE THE $. DONT RISK INJURY. Time for changes in coaching at least defensively maybe at State and UNC rediculos to give this kind yardage up- a joke.

  • uncsuckz Nov 17, 7:35 p.m.

    Looks like Obrien may be packing his bags last time nc state coach had loosing record they... View More

    — Posted by stoneman169

    let me guess...a graduate of the public school system, am I correct? I just get that vibe for some reason or am I "loosing" my mind?

  • uncsuckz Nov 17, 7:31 p.m.

    woooooooooo im loving this this is fun to watch just keep going clemson lets go for 80! go heels!

    — Posted by fouroaksboys

    wooooo. perhaps 68 like GTech got on your sorry azz team last week, maybe

    — Posted by uncsuckz

    I beleive it will at least 69 before its over, 69 beats 68 State wins ha ha ha.

    — Posted by jrt0856

    69...a great number to "work" with.

  • still heelman1973 Nov 17, 7:25 p.m.

    Looks like Obrien may be packing his bags last time nc state coach had loosing record they... View More

    — Posted by stoneman169

    Not true. The last time a State coach had a losing record it was Opie - 3 times (working on 4).

  • stoneman169 Nov 17, 7:14 p.m.

    Looks like Obrien may be packing his bags last time nc state coach had loosing record they fire him yow with her big pay rise wont take a loosing season

  • still heelman1973 Nov 17, 7:05 p.m.

    Man, I thought our DBs were terrible! Clemson's have no business anywhere near a college football field.

  • Hokies94 Nov 17, 7:02 p.m.

    Clemson has let up in this one with a huge score at the half. Only two scores away. I hate to see these high scoring games with little defense. Defense is a foreign word tonight.

  • heelsforever Nov 17, 6:58 p.m.

    Looks like the Wuffie defense is getting smoked like a cheap cigar! LOL

    — Posted by rduguyhere

    sorta like unc-cheat's defense last week against G-Tech, huh?

    — Posted by uncsuckz

    Funny that State hates Carolina so much that they want to out do what the Heels did...or should I say DIDN'T do, against Tech.

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