Somewhere in the recesses of the minds of Clemsons players has to be last seasons trip to Raleigh.
That afternoon, which was exactly 52 weeks ago, eighth-ranked Clemson waltzed into Carter-Finley Stadium to take on a fledgling N.C. State team gasping for its postseason breath. There was little reason for Tigers fan to worry much about suffering a loss that day.
But not only did the Wolfpack shock Clemson, it destroyed the Tigers, 37-13, in a game that was more lopsided than the score even suggests. So it stands to reason that Clemsons players are salivating at the chance to hand the Wolfpack a little bit of redemption when the teams meet again Saturday in Death Valley.
But you cant just plan in exacting revenge.
It must be an action, massaged to fruition. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows the Wolfpack and its prolific senior quarterback are too capable to assume his team will exorcise those demons.
Were going to have to play very well, Swinney said. (Mike Glennon) gets rid of the...