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Clemson fans and students are getting prepared for the biggest game of the year--again--as #5 Florida State rolls into town in an ACC Atlantic Division undefeated matchup.
"I'm BEYOND nervous," said Melody King, a third-year student at Clemson. "But I'm so excited."
She's not the only one. After a 6-0 start to the 2013 season, the #3 Tigers have their highest ranking since 1988.
"This is a once in a lifetime experience. My Dad was here during the '81 championship so I'm kinda getting to hopefully relive this," said Clemson senior Corey Taylor.
The game pits two of the best quarterbacks in the nation against each other. Clemson fifth-year senior Tajh Boyd holds the career passing yards record at Clemson, and redshirt freshman Jameis Winston has taken the ACC by storm with his dominating play. Both QBs are Heisman Trophy candidates.
"I think it'll be a high-scoring game because we both have great offenses," said junior Jenny Derrick.
Clemson's athletic department announced earlier this week that they'll try to break Guinness Book of World Records' mark for loudest crowd at a sports stadium, set at 137.5 decibels last week at Arrowhead Stadium during a Kansas City Chiefs game.
"We are gonna rock the house! We're gonna be loud," said Erica Carter, a senior at Clemson whose father played at Clemson in the mid-1980s.
"The biggest games I played in were the Georgia and South Carolina games," said Henry Carter, Jr. "It was always a big crowd, and always a pumped-up situation. This is on the same scale as those games."