Noteworthy: Tigers finish strong on third down, run 102 offensive plays

Clemson gives up no sacks to ACC leader

Clemson kicker Spencer Benton celebrates after a 62-48 win over N.C. State at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Clemson kicker Spencer Benton celebrates after a 62-48 win over N.C. State at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.

Noteworthy...

- After converting just one of its first six third-down plays, the Tigers finished 9-of-19, and were 2-of-2 on fourth down.

- N.C. State entered the game as the ACC's leader in sacks, but got none on Clemson's 44 passing plays.

- The Tigers were perfect on four red-zone chances - all touchdowns.

- Clemson ran 102 offensive plays in the game, while N.C. State had 88.

- The game took three hours and 47 minutes to play. The teams combined for 97 passes - 59 complete and 38 incomplete.

- Clemson averaged 7.4 yards per play, while State averaged 6.8 yards per snap.

- The Tigers had touchbacks on just three of 11 kickoffs. Clemson netted just 31.2 yards per kickoff, while N.C. State averaged 34.6 yards per kickoff return.

Clemson has won 10 games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1987-90 run.

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