Final Score: Clemson 26, NC State 14
When: Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Clemson's Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins are going to go haywire on the NC State Wolfpack on Thursday evening. There are a lot of trap games on the Tigers' schedule, and this is the first.
The biggest benefit that they carry into this game is the knowledge of what happened to Florida State in 2012. The Seminoles walked into the Wolfpack den with visions of championships in their heads.
Mike Glennon and David Amerson did not let up for 60 minutes, and NC State topped FSU 17-16. This season, the Wolfpack don't have Amerson or Glennon, and they don't have the element of surprise, either.
Clemson's entire depth chart will be ready for a road game in the ACC. Somebody might sneak up on the Tigers this season, but it won't be NC State.
Prediction: Clemson 42, NC State 17