Observations: N.C. State vs. Clemson

J.P. GiglioNovember 20, 2011 

N.C. State sophomore David Amerson's third-quarter interception was his 11th of the season and ties the ACC single-season record set by UNC's Dre Bly in 1996. Amerson leads the country in interceptions, as well.

After Amerson's pick, N.C. State got its offensive highlight of the game, a 43-yard touchdown catch-and-run by Tobais Palmer, who turned Clemson safety Jonathan Meeks inside-out on a cutback during his sprint to the end zone.

It was the first time N.C. State beat a top-10 team, besides Florida State, since 1988. That Wolfpack team beat No. 9 Clemson, 10-3 in Raleigh. State had been 3-17 against top-10 teams since then before Saturday's upset.

N.C. State out-gained Clemson 398 to 337. It was the second time this season Clemson has been held under 350 yards of total offense and only the second time the Tigers have been out-gained. James Washington led the Wolfpack with 86 rushing yards and Mike Glennon completed 19 of 29 passes for 253 yards with three touchdowns and no INTs.

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