It wasn't as easy as some predicted, but Clemson did come away victorious in a 26-14 win over North Carolina State. The offense produced 414 yards, and the defense forced two turnovers to help the Tigers improve to a 3-0 record and keeps those national championship hopes alive.
For the most part, this was a well-played game that taught us a few things about both programs.
Is Clemson a legit national championship contender? What are the weaknesses of this top-five squad? Is North Carolina State worth mentioning the rest of the season?
All of those questions and more were answered in this decent Thursday night game.