Clemson 26, N.C. State 20: Hey, we're getting better!
Now that was a satisfying win. Combined with UNC's upset of No. 3 Miami (next week's opponent) and Maryland shocking Florida State, I have a lot more hope for the season now. I think we'll definitely get to a bowl game, and we could even end up in a decent one.
GAME STORIES: "Tigers send 'em Packing," says the Greenville News; "Last-gasp stand boosts bowl hopes," says The State; "Tigers' defense earning stripes," says the Augusta Chronicle.
THE STATS: Here's a complete statistical summary of the game.
OTHER STORIES: All hail the defense. Justin Miller can do it all. Kicker Jad Dean is automatic (he hasn't missed a kick all year). Bart Wright notes Clemson's improved play, and Bob Gillespie thinks the Tigers have finally shaken off that disastrous loss to Georgia Tech in September.
THE NOTEBOOKS: Here and here.