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Notebook: Defensive Stand was Crucial

Notebook: Defensive Stand was Crucial

CLEMSON – Though it came in the second quarter, Clemson's defensive goal-line stand may have been the game's most critical point.

Considering the Tigers won 20-14, those saved seven points were key. After Tigers had scored their first touchdown in eight quarters, N.C. State had the ball first-and-goal at the 3 and appeared set to even things up at 7-7. On first down, tailback Toney Baker ran off the right guard for a gain of one. On second down, Andre Brown gained another yard with a run up the middle to make it third...

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