This is about as must win as you can get in the regular season. Clemson travels to Raleigh to take on NC State with the winner becoming the true ACC Atlantic frontrunner. A loss knocks Clemson not only out of the playoff picture, but likely a shot at the ACC Championship Game. NC State would just have to win 1 of their 3 remaining ACC games to go to Charlotte.
A Clemson victory doesn’t secure a berth in Charlotte, but it does give Clemson control of their destiny in the ACC.
The game itself will be interesting. NC State has actually matched the preseason hype this year, though the loss to South Carolina at the beginning of the year and last week’s loss against Notre Dame show they have holes. But are they holes Clemson can take advantage of this year.
As always join us below in the comments to discuss this one. Hopefully it’ll be a little less exciting than last year.