It’s Game Day in Death Valley! Clemson looks for their third ACC victory of the year as they battle NC State.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Death Valley (81,500)
Kickoff: 12:10 PM
Announcers: Tim Brandt, David Archer, Mike Hogewood
2010 Record: Clemson 4-4 NC State 6-2
ACC Record: Clemson 2-3 NC State 3-1
Series History: Clemson leads 50-27-1
Last Meeting: Clemson won 43-27 at NC State in 2009
Challenge for Clemson for Pass Defense
Clemson ranks 24th in the nation on pass defense and 27th in pass efficiency defense. The Tigers have 12 inteceptions on the season and have taken two back for touchdowns.
NC State ranks 15th in the nation in pass offense with 295.8 yards per game.
Hall Gets Touchdown
Clemson’s sophomore Rashard Hall scored his first touchown as a Tiger in the 16-10 loss to Boston College. Hall was the second Clemson defender to take one to the house in three weeks. Xavier Brewer returned one against Maryland.
Tigers 4-1 at Home
Clemson is 4-1 at home this season and 12-3 under coach Swinney. Dabo has lost one game at home each of the past three years.
November to Remember?
Dabo Swinney preaches to his team to have a “November to remember”. Dabo has been successful in November since he was hired. The Tigers are 7-2 in November since Dabo took the head coaching job at Clemson. Last year Clemson was 3-1 in November with the only loss being to South Carolina.
Robert: Clemson 27 NC State 21
Lee: Clemson 17 NC State 24