Tigers-Wolfpack: N.C. State Blown Away by C.J. Spiller and Co.

Chad HensleyCorrespondent INovember 14, 2009

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 10:  C.J. Spiller #28 of the Clemson Tigers against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 10, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Clemson Tigers pounded the N.C. State Wolfpack 43-23 Saturday, moving them one game closer to an appearance in the ACC Championship game.

Looking at the score, one would expect Heisman hopeful C.J. Spiller to have put up huge yardage numbers on State like he did against Miami (310 Total Yards) and Florida St. (312 Total Yards), but that wasn't the case.

The Wolfpack were scared of Mr. Spiller, and they paid for it.  

Spiller had zero yards returning kicks, as N.C. State paid the greatest honor a returner on special teams can get—they completely avoided kicking to him.

The downside for the Wolfpack was the unbelievable field position the Tigers got to begin almost every drive.

In a stretch in which they got the ball on their own 37, 41, the N.C. State 17 (after a six yard punt) and again on their own 43, the Tigers scored a field goal and three touchdowns.  That established a lead they would never relinquish.

Though N.C. State didn't give Spiller a chance to return kicks, it doesn't mean he wasn't highly effective.  

Adding to his already Heisman-worthy resume, Spiller rushed the ball 18 times for 97 yards and 1 touchdown, and also caught a 34 yard touchdown.  

Oh and he also threw for a 17 yard TD. 

Spiller is simply unbelievable, especially when you consider he is playing with a injured big toe that has kept him playing below 90% since the first play of the season.

While Spiller has Heisman aspirations , his main goal is to carry his team to the ACC Championship game in Jacksonville, Fl.

To move onto the ACC Championship game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, the Tigers need a loss by Boston College to UVA, or they can do it themselves with a victory next weekend against UVA.