Updated 9:21 p.m.
CLEMSON, S.C. -- N.C. State football coach Tom O'Brien had already glanced at the post-game stat sheet that gave the neon-bright numerical details of 11th-ranked Clemson's 62-48 victory over the Wolfpack Saturday in breezy Memorial Stadium.
The numbers were overwhelming -- Clemson's 754 yards in total offense, the Tigers' 102 offensive plays and Wolfpack quarterback Mike Glennon's five-touchdown, 493-yard passing performance -- but O'Brien didn't need statistics to explain the story.
Having directed the conversation toward the Wolfpack's regular-season finale next Saturday against Boston College and what one more victory would mean to his team, O'Brien paused.
"It's a pretty dang good football team we just played," O'Brien said, restating the obvious after seeing Clemson move one step closer to a likely spot in a BCS bowl with its 10th victory in 11 games.