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RALEIGH, N. Dan Gargan Jersey .C. -- Third-ranked Clemson didnt show its high-scoring form for much of Thursday nights trip to North Carolina State. While the Tigers were still good enough to stay unbeaten, it left them trying to figure out what was wrong afterward. Clemson didnt score its first touchdown until late in the first half and didnt build a comfortable lead until early in the fourth quarter of a 26-14 win, though the Tigers took advantage of a critical third-quarter sequence to seize momentum. Clemson came in averaging 45 points and 490 yards, but finished with 415 yards in its lowest scoring performance of the young season. "It just wasnt smooth," said quarterback Tajh Boyd, who threw three touchdown passes. "I dont really know if it was anxiety or having 12 days off or it just wasnt as rhythmful as we wanted it to be. Then, we came back in the second half and did some great things." Boyds 30-yard scoring pass to Martavis Bryant capped the game-turning sequence -- including an apparent Wolfpack touchdown negated by an officials whistle -- that put the Tigers (3-0, 1-0 ACC) in control. Boyd found Bryant for another touchdown, with Bryant snatching the ball from defender Niles Clark for a 15-yard score that made it a three-possession game early in the fourth. Boyd threw for 244 yards on 24-for-37 passing, with his first scoring toss coming on an 11-yarder to Sam Cooper with 2:23 left in the second that gave the Tigers a 13-7 halftime lead. "Tajh is a perfectionist. Thats the way he is in practice," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. "Thats the way he is all the time. He cant stand when he feels like he made a mistake. I just told him, Go to the next play. I told (offensive co-ordinator Chad Morris), Just keep calling the game. Well get him going." Shadrach Thornton scored the Wolfpacks first touchdown on a 21-yard run in the second for a 7-6 lead, but N.C. State (2-1, 0-1) couldnt complete the upset in coach Dave Doerens first league game. "Its not a moral victory by any means," Doeren said. "We do not accept losing here. But Im proud of the way we competed." The Tigers entered Raleigh with their highest ranking in 25 years and a prime spot in the national championship chase. They also came in with memories of their inexplicably bad performance here two seasons earlier, when the Wolfpack scored 27 second-quarter points en route to a 37-13 rout of the then-No. 7 Tigers. N.C. State followed that win with an upset of No. 3 Florida State here last year. But N.C. States hopes of beating a top-10 team at home for the third straight season essentially ended in one frustrating sequence. Receiver Bryan Underwood sprinted around the right side for what appeared to be an 83-yard touchdown to tie the game at 13 midway through the third. But officials ruled Underwood stepped on the sideline at the Clemson 47 and blew the play dead, making it an unreviewable play -- replays appeared to show him remaining inbounds -- that led to boos raining down from the Carter-Finley Stadium stands. "It was right in front of me," Doeren said. "He didnt go out of bounds. Unfortunately they blew it dead so they couldnt review it. Its an unfortunate deal. I know the guy felt bad about it. You cant do anything about it. Thats just the way it is." Three plays later, Clemsons Vic Beasley knocked the ball loose from Pete Thomas on a sack for a fumble recovered by Spencer Shuey. The Tigers pounced on the opportunity, with Boyd hitting Bryant for the 30-yard score that made it 20-7 with 5:25 left in the quarter. Bryants impressive grab for his second touchdown on Clemsons next drive made it 26-7 with 11:27 left -- and the booing over the Underwood call continued. "It hurts, but hey, things happen in games," Underwood said. "So youve got to bounce back with them, good or bad." N.C. State finished with 378 total yards, but failed to convert its first eight third-down tries and finished 3 for 16 for the game. Brian Perk Jersey . Defenceman Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Canucks breathed a sigh of relief with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. Donovan Ricketts Jersey . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. . The Canadian squad, skipped by Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends.With less than a week until the NHL Trade Deadline, check out the latest trade-related reports and speculation from around the NHL beat. And follow right through Deadline Day for all the updates. Is that Your Final Answer? The Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly ponying up in their efforts to lure Ryan Kesler out of Vancouver. Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported a proposed deal between the Pens and Canucks that he credited to multiple sources. “A proposed deal would send Kesler to the Penguins in exchange for Brandon Sutter, two 2014 draft picks — likely a first- and third-round — and the Canucks choice of defensemen Simon Despres or Brian Dumoulin,” Rossi wrote on Saturday. Rossi continued to say that it is possible the deal could involve another player going in either direction, but that Penguins GM Ray Shero was only looking to acquire Kesler. Goalies Gone Wild The Minnesota Wild are apparently very much in the market for an upgrade between the pipes. According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is after a netminder and was even in on discussions for former Buffalo keeper Ryan Miller before getting priced out. So, who fits the bill for Minnys playoff push? Russo drops a lengthy list that spans from new Sabres acquisition Jarsolav Halak to established number ones like Martin Brodeur and Cam Ward to enigmatic Oilers netminder Ilya Bryzgalov. Snowfall Warning? Could this be Paul Stastnys last week as a member of the Colorado Avalanche? The Denver Posts Adrian Dater writes that if the AAvs are unable to get the 28-year-old re-upped before the deadline, they could deal him rather than risk losing him for nothing over the summer as an unrestricted free agent. Kenney Walker Jersey. "You want to keep winning and dont want to break that chemistry, but at the same time if something happens, it happens. Its just part of the business. Some things I cant control and I just worry about what I can control — and thats playing hockey," Stastny told the Post. Dater believes the Avs could probably expect a young defenseman in return and one that might still have time left on an existing deal or, if not, a pending restricted free agent. Call Me, Maybe? Jaromir Jagr is an intriguing name to watch prior to Wednesday. The 42-year-old just became the NHLs seventh 700-goal scorer and – as a pending unrestricted free agent – could be an attractive veteran addition for many teams as they push towards the post-season. But the iconic Czech winger cautions that any team looking for his services should probably run it by him first. “The situation with me is I think if any team would try to trade for me they would probably ask me first if I wanted to go there,” Jagr told the Star-Ledger after the New Jersey Devils Saturday win over the New York Islanders. “I dont have a contract (for next season) and Im 42 years old. What if I decided to go home? Nobody is going to give any draft picks or players for me if they dont know. “Same thing happened when I went to Boston (from Dallas last season). They called before. So Im probably going to know whats going on before.” Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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