Clemson Downs Florida State in Lively Night Game

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIINovember 9, 2009

CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 12:  Clemson Tigers players take the field for a game against the Florida State Seminoles during an Atlantic Coast Conference game on November 12, 2005 at Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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After having early, rainy games all season, Clemson was awarded a night game Saturday against Florida State University, and the sky was clear all night.

Tigertown was pretty lively all weekend after our first basketball game, which we won 99-51, a concert downtown by Bubba Sparxxx, and lots of visitors to torment.  

Florida State actually had a lot of people show up in Clemson, but it looked like their team just was not all there.

Death Valley was a crazy place on Saturday night.

The Hill, where most of the students stand and the 25 Most Exciting Seconds in College Football occurs, was ridiculously packed. Before the game started it was like walking through a mosh pit at a punk concert just trying to move anywhere. People were pushed and shoved in different directions, and I got hit quite a few times, but it was all in good fun.  

For those of you who did not see the game, it was incredible. Even when we were down 17-14, Death Valley was alive. After halftime some of the students cleared out, but there was still no room on the Hill. I was so far back that I could not see the field; I just had to watch the Jumbotron.

But it was a night for records. C.J. Spiller, our wonderful Heisman contender, broke his own school record by amassing 312 all-purpose yards. Spiller even had his first two-point conversion. After the win on Saturday, Clemson is in control of the ACC's Atlantic Division, and we are really hoping for a bowl game.  

We face two more ACC opponents, North Carolina State on Saturday and Virginia on the 21st. Hopefully we can hold our own against these two teams and clinch a title.