Clemson 62 – NC State 48
NC State’s offense wasn’t the problem. Mike Glennon and the Wolfpack put up 48 points on Saturday, however their defense couldn’t hold down the #11 Tigers who went crazy for 62.
Here are the game stats:
- Mike Glennon once again looked like a first round NFL draft pick as he carved up Clemson for nearly 500 yards and 5 TDs. As the season has moved along Glennon has showed increased touch on his passes and when given time in the pocket is deadly accurate.
- Finally we got to see a full game of Shadrach Thornton against a good team and he did not disappoint, going for 115 yards and TD. It’s looking more and more like NC State has found a read weapon in their ground game.
- The middle of the NC State defense still so so soft and allowed Clemson to do what they wanted.
- Clemson’s front line was just too much for the Wolfpack defense. No pressure to the QB and no way to stop the run led to the 62 points allowed.
- Tobias Palmer finally broke loose. One of the Wolfpack’s only guys with playmaking ability, Palmer went for nearly 500 total yards of offense, good for 2nd in NCAA history. Palmer had over 200 yards receiving and 3 TDs. The rest of his yards came in the return game.
- Mario Carter made some big plays for State. He had a huge catch on a 4th down conversion and seems to be becoming a more reliable option. He finished with over 100 yards and a touchdown.
- NC State recorded 0 sacks.
- Clemson nearly had 3 guys rush for 100 yards. Boyd and Ellington went over, while McDowell fell short with 84.
- Boyd finished with 8 touchdowns for Clemson. 5 in the air, 3 on the ground. That’s a pathetic stat that NC State needs to deal with.