Tigers prevail over Wolfpack in battle of top-10 teams

By Ian Taylor
Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — N.C. State’s trip to Memorial Stadium to take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday night had the vibe of a championship game.

The Tigers’ 30-20 win and the fans’ reaction only reinforced it.

Both teams went into Death Valley with a zero in the loss column and rankings in the top 10, but there was much more on the line than just the numbers. A year ago, the Wolfpack (4-1, 0-1 ACC) upset the Tigers and sunk their season in the process.

The No. 5 Tigers (5-0, 3-0), in turn, were out for blood, and on top of that, they

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