What to watch in the ACC: Week 12
5. Can NC State slow down Clemson? After scoring 45 points against Maryland last week, Clemson became the only team in ACC history to score 37 or more points in nine consecutive games. Clemson has averaged 44.8 points a game during the streak. Florida State opened the 1995 season with seven straight games of 42 or more points and averaged 56.1 points per game during that span.
10. Third downs at Clemson. When the Tigers have the ball against NC State on third down, it will be a battle of team strengths. Clemson is third in the nation in converting on third down at 53.21 percent (83-156), while NC State is third in the nation on defense when it comes to third down, allowing opponents to convert just 25.33 percent (38-150) of the time.
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