Clemson Defeats North Carolina State 26-14 - Recap
|Clemson Defeats North Carolina State 26-14 - Recap|
The Tigers were Week 4 winners on Thursday, coming out on top of the Wolfpack by a score of 26-14 at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Clemson won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 12.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 65.5.
Tajh Boyd completed 24 of 37 pass attempts for 244 yards for the Tigers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Bryan Underwood rushed for 54 yards for North Carolina State, while Pete Thomas added 30 yards. Pete Thomas threw for 213 yards for the Wolfpack, while receivers Rashard Smith and Bryan Underwood had 51 and 35 yards respectively.
North Carolina State was outgained by Clemson 415-378 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 22-18 by the Tigers.
Clemson lost the time of possession battle 32:49/27:11, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Clemson takes its act home to face Wake Forest looking for another win. For North Carolina State, they head home to face Central Michigan.