#3 CLEMSON at NC STATE
CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM, RALEIGH, NC
7:30 PM on ESPN
We had to delay our regular picks post until Friday this week, so here's a quick version of The Hurry Up to get us on the record before Clemson heads to Raleigh tonight. We'll be back tomorrow with our full slate of picks and our Game of the Week post for Arizona State's trip to Stanford.
Brendan's Pick: Clemson has a disturbing habit of playing like title contenders in big games and playing like a rec league flag football team when they're significantly better than their opponents. NC State has a growing reputation for knocking off Top-10 teams in Raleigh, including these Tigers in 2011 and Florida State last year. Those traits seemingly combine into recipe for disaster for Clemson, but the Tigers still have most of the offense that dropped 62 on the Wolfpack last November (and have significantly shored up the defense that gave up 48). There won't be any Clemsonings tonight.
The Pick: Clemson 31, NC...