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Most coaches have a 24-hour rule that allows their players to celebrate wins (or sulk over losses) for a day following their most recent game. After those 24 hours are up, it's time to move on and start preparing for the next game.

In keeping with that philosophy, it's time to put State's 44-10 loss at Wake Forest into the history books and begin looking ahead to the next (and in this case, even bigger) challenge.

Opponent: Clemson (9-0, 6-0 ACC)

When: Saturday, Oct.  9, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Carter-Finley Stadium (57,583)


Series record: Clemson leads 58-28-1 (21-16 in Raleigh)

Last meeting: Clemson won 41-7

Opponent's last game: Beat Wofford 59-14

Top players: Sophomore QB Trevor Lawrence  149-225-8  2,027 yards  20 TD

                      Junior RB Travis Etienne  123 carries  1,202 yards  11 TD

                      Sophomore WR Justyn Ross  36 catches  444 yards  5 TD

                      Junior WR Tee Higgins 32 catches  662 yards  4 TD

                      Junior LB Isaiah Simmons  66 tackles  6 sacks  1 INT

                      Senior S  Tanner Muse  35 tackles  1 sack  3 INT

          BetOnline opening odds: Clemson minus-31