RALEIGH, N.C. – Five takeaways from Clemson’s win over N.C. State Saturday night:

1. Big boys

Clemson went to its jumbo package offensively at the goal line for the second time this season and in this instance it was successful. Offensive guard John Simpson (330 pounds) scored on the one-yard carry behind his fullback – 295-pound defensive tackle Nyles Pinckney – to become the first Clemson offensive lineman to score since Dorman alum Brandon Thomas on a fumble recovery in the end zone in September of 2011.

Clemson also used defensive tackle Tyler Davis (295 pounds) and end Logan Rudolph at tight end on the package (245 yards). Last season, 300-plus pound defensive tackles Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence each scored rushing touchdowns. Earlier this year 265-pound defensive end Xavier Thomas failed to score on a carry.

2. Accumulating accolades

Another week brought another couple of records, or inching ever closer to another one, for Clemson junior running back Travis Etienne. Etienne rushed 14 times for 112 yards for his fifth-consecutive 100-yard game to equal Raymond Priester and Kenny Flowers for the school record. He ran for two touchdowns and caught a 4-yard shovel pass to break a tie with C.J. Spiller for most career total touchdowns with 54 and extend his rushing touchdowns record to 50. Etienne is tied for second among ACC career rushing touchdowns with former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, trailing only former Pittsburgh running back James Conner’s 52.

3. Butter fingers

North Carolina State fumbled deep in its own territory on two of its final three possessions of the opening quarter to help Clemson to a quick 14 points and a 28-0 lead heading to the second quarter. The Tigers had just completed a 10-play, 92-yard touchdown drive when James Skalski forced a fumble that was returned nine yards to the N.C. State 2 leading to a touchdown.

Three plays from scrimmage later Wolfpack quarterback Devin Leary simply dropped the ball at his own 21. Clemson recovered and scored two plays later.

4. Late drama

Clemson joined 2011 Alabama as the lone defenses since 200 to hold the first 10 opponents under 300 total yards. Clemson got the ball back on downs at its own 9 with the Wolfpack having totaled 285. After Clemson’s quick three-and-out, N.C. State appeared as if it might get a final shot to cross 300 but muffed a punt and Clemson recovered and the hosts ended with 290.

5. Reversal of fortune

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence went his third consecutive game without an interception after having done that just twice the first seven games and it’s his fifth-consecutive game with three touchdown passes.