Clemson is expected to come out on top in the ACC standings once more and potentially find itself back in the College Football Playoff discussion.

The Tigers’ performance in recent weeks, though, has drawn some concern.

Following a season-opening loss to Georgia, Clemson expectedly blew out FCS S.C. State 49-3 on Sept. 11 at Memorial Stadium. But it struggled to beat Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Sept. 11, coming away with a 14-8 victory in which it managed just 284 yards of total offense.

That brings us to Saturday as the Tigers are in Raleigh to take on N.C. State. The Wolfpack, though, have eyes on an upset at Carter-Finley Stadium as they’re tied 14-14 early in the 4th quarter.

The Tigers’ offense as a whole has struggled to gather much momentum after jumping out to an early 7-0 lead despite eventually knotting things up, garnering criticism for not just Dabo Swinney but offensive coordinator Tony Elliott.

Meanwhile, a Clemson loss not only eliminates it from the CFP picture but changes the complexion of the ACC race.

Here’s some of the discussion on social media on the Tigers’ performance:

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