North Carolina State beat No. 9 Clemson 27-21 on Saturday night in Raleigh,
N.C., with Devin Leary passing for 238 yards and four touchdowns, including one in each overtime.
It was the Wolfpack’s first win against Clemson since 2011,
ending an eight-game losing skid in a series in which Clemson had won 15 of the previous 16 games.
After Clemson (2-2, 1-1 ACC) took the lead in overtime on a 9-yard touchdown throw from quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei to Justyn Ross,
Leary tied it up with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Thayer Thomas,
then won it with a 22-yard touchdown pass to a leaping Devin Taylor in the right corner of the end zone.
To seal the win, NC State’s defence forced the Tigers to punt on four straight downs.
Clemson’s defence was limited to 214 total yards, while NC State’s offence piled up 386 against a Wolfpack defence that had held each of its first three opponents without an offensive score this season.
Clemson fell to NC State (3-1, 1-0) for the second time in four games – the Tigers were defeated 10-3 by Georgia in their season opener and have now dropped two regular-season games for the first time since 2014.