CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) The early warning signs at Clemson have turned into a desperate call for help for the 25th-ranked Tigers.
The team which opened at No. 3 in the preseason has lost twice in September for the first time since 2014 - all but ending its bid for a seventh straight berth in the College Football Playoffs.
The Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) were also runaway favorites for a seventh consecutive league title. Instead, they're no longer the team-to-beat in the Atlantic Division race after a 27-21 double overtime loss at North Carolina State t his past Saturday.