RALEIGH, N.C. -- There are few narratives in the college football universe more popular than Clemsoning.
Its in the Urban Dictionary, by the way. And it does have a real meaning: The act of delivering an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.
When N.C. States Shadrach Thornton scampered for a 21-yard touchdown with 11:03 to go in the second quarter, screams of Clemsoning echoed throughout the Twitterverse in emphatic all-caps.
Gleeful fans of every conference - including other ACC teams - were trying to predict a Clemsoning before it happened. Or, as they saw it, while it was happening.
The Wolfpack were the home team and had all the momentum. No. 3 Clemson looked tentative on offense. N.C. State has upset top-ten teams before at home. This had all the ingredients.
Except it didnt happen.
I think that a lot of people were looking for us to come in and have a letdown game or Clemsoning type of game, Clemson quarterback Tajh Bo...