It has been 25 years since NC State and Clemson faced off as ranked teams. The ACC battle has been a bit one-sided. Though NC State is a steadily improving program and has always played hard against the Tigers, Clemson tends to push them to the wayside.
Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren is tired of this narrative.
Doeren expressed his intensity prior to the matchup between the teams Saturday. He wants to be aggressive. Maybe a bit too aggressive.
The coach announced that not only does he want the team's defense to sack Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, but he wants to "hit him" and "
If NC State QB Ryan Finley can outduel Clemson freshman Trevor Lawrence on Saturday, the Wolfpack could give the Tigers a real fight in Death Valley https://t.co/vtCfFOO2Ds— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 18, 2018