N.C. State Crushes No. 7 Clemson 37-13

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Mike Glennon threw three touchdown passes and North Carolina State shut down No. 7 Clemson's explosive offense to help the Wolfpack beat the mistake-prone Tigers 37-13 on Saturday.

Tobais Palmer had a dazzling 43-yard catch-and-run touchdown to highlight a surprisingly dominating performance by N.C. State (6-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Wolfpack scored 27 points in the second quarter, then increased the lead and never let the Tigers (9-2, 6-2) build any momentum to rally.

It was N.C. State's first win against a top-10 team in five seasons under Tom O'Brien, and it was a surprising outcome considering the Wolfpack needed to win the final two games just to become bowl eligible. Not to mention that Tigers had already wrapped up the league's Atlantic Division crown and an appearance in the ACC championship game in Charlotte on Dec. 3.

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  • by Eric Location: Greenville on Nov 20, 2011 at 04:31 PM
    Great win PACK, need to win against Maryland next week to show we are the only football school in the state. TOB getting job done and get the most out of theses kids. Only team to finish in top 25 last year in the state and hopefully make another run!
  • by Jimmy Location: Winterville on Nov 20, 2011 at 09:43 AM
    Chuck and Anoynomous, please perdict Maryland to beat the puppies next week, lol, because apparently you don't know what you are talking about. The wolfpack continue to win, while the holes continue to fall apart. No. 7 team in the nation, taken down, well we didnt' shut them out like we did the holes, but they played well. UNC, that's a basketball school, defintely not football. GO ahead and jump ship and start watching basketball. The holes, next to last in the coastal division, let's go Duke!
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      by Bill on Nov 21, 2011 at 06:36 AM in reply to Jimmy
      pack not goin anywhere....you think they are a football school??? not!!! when was the last time they went to a bowl game or how many in the last ummmmmm 10 yrs?!?!?!?!?!??!! and their basketball is just about as bad as ecu's!!!! just sayn!
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        by JC on Nov 21, 2011 at 08:56 AM in reply to Bill
        2 in the last 4 years, and 7 times since 2000 going 5-7, stomped ranked WVU too in last years... don't hate, when was the last time ECU beat a ranked team much less won in a bowl game, side note, NCSU has been to 28 bowl games I believe...

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