Notes: ACC says challenge should have been overturned
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State head football coach Tom O'Brien has been informed by Doug Rhoads, head of ACC football officials, that the play that the Wolfpack coaching staff challenged in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Clemson was a fumble and should have been overturned, giving NC State the football.
“Had we gotten the call on that one, it would have provided us with a much-needed boost in momentum," said O'Brien after the game.
The score was 24-14 Clemson at the time of the play and the Tigers eventually scored on the drive, increasing their lead to 31-14.
ACC Football Championship Ticket Deal
The Tampa Bay Rays have a hand in the ticket sales to the ACC Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on December 5. Their Group Sales Account Executive, Dan Newhart, sent in the following tip for Clemson fans already making plans for the ACC Championship game. If you need less than 10 tickets go to www.theroadtotampabay.com and enter Promo Code "ACC1" to get 50% off selected tickets. If you have more than 10 people in your group call Newhart at 727-825-3293 or email him at email@example.com and he can get your tickets 50% off and with less fees.
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ACC Football Championship Hotel Deal
Joe Brown, Vice President of Sales & Marketing from Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center, is offering a deal for Tiger fans at his hotel which is five minutes from the stadium starting at $109 a night. This rate includes breakfast and shuttle service to the game. Enter Promo Code "TIGERS" at mainsailtampa.com or call 866-724-5287 to take advantage of this offer.
Clemson students to have 'funeral' for Cocky
CLEMSON — In anticipation of the football game between Clemson University and the University of South Carolina, Clemson students will lay USC’s Cocky to rest in a mock funeral service at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, on the lawn of Littlejohn Coliseum. The event is free and open to the public.
The “funeral” will begin with a pep rally featuring the Rally Cats, the cheerleaders, the Tiger mascot and Tiger Band. University President James F. Barker will be on hand and the a cappella group Tigeroar will perform.
Col. Sandy Edge, former Air Force ROTC commander and director of the College of Business and Behavioral Science Academic Advising Center, will deliver the eulogy for Cocky, and members of Tiger Platoon will serve as pallbearers for Cocky’s casket.
Student Alumni Council, which is sponsoring the event, will have T-shirts available for sale.
“This will be a great way to kick off the week leading up to the game,” said Student Alumni Council adviser Stewart Summers. “We encourage all Tiger fans to come out and get excited about the rivalry game. Fans can stick around for the basketball game against Winthrop afterwards and enjoy a fun evening at Clemson.”