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Clemson survives NC State's upset bid with interception in overtime

Clemson was forced into overtime by a scrappy NC State team, but an overtime touchdown and interception kept their perfect season alive.

Clemson survived an upset scare from ACC rival NC State as the Wolfpack were unable to capitalize on mistakes by the No. 3 team in the nation. 

The Tigers' 24-17 overtime victory on Homecoming kept the school's home win streak alive, making it 20 games in a row Clemson has won in Death Valley. 

Artavis Scott and Marcus Edmond saved the day for the Tigers. Scott caught the winning touchdown pass in overtime, while Edmond intercepted Wolfpack quarterback Ryan Finley's pass into the endzone, ending the game.

Findley threw for 231 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns, while Tigers quarterback and Heisman hopeful Deshaun Watson had 378 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He added 35 yards and a TD on the ground. 

Clemson turned over the ball four times, three of them in the third quarter alone.Three of the turnovers were fumbles, while Watson's lone interception was returned for a touchdown, the first pick-6 of his career at Clemson. 

"Lord have mercy we've gotta learn how to hold onto the football!" coach Dabo Swinney said after the game.

After being tied at 17 with just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, NC State had the chance to win the game with a last-second field goal, but the 33-yarder sailed wide right, sending the game into overtime.

The missed field goal gave Clemson the chance it needed to move to 7-0 on the season and continue the road to the College Football Playoff