Ranking the 2015 Clemson Football Schedule

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Dec 26, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack running back Matt Dayes (21) and guard Joe Thuney (54) celebrate during the game against the Central Florida Knights at the 2014 St. Petersburg Bowl at Tropicana Field. The North Carolina State Wolfpack defeated the Central Florida Knights 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

6. @ N.C. State Wolfpack

Clemson will make their trip back up to Carter-Finley Stadium on Halloween. The Wolfpack return quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who led N.C. State to an eight-win season last year. Brissett proved to be a solid quarterback last season, but he will lose two of his top wide receivers. Shadrach Thornton and Matt Dayes should make up for it on the ground, however, as they form one of the best running back tandems in the conference.

The Wolfpack should still be solid offensively and should take a step forward defensively, but they still will have problems stopping the run up front and should wear down over time.

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