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Watson accounts for 4 TDs, Clemson posts 1st shutout in 6 years with a 41-0 win over NC State

  • Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to pass against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to pass against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) looks to pass against Clemson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) looks to pass against Clemson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren gives instructions on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren gives instructions on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)  (The Associated Press)

Clemson freshman Deshaun Watson threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Clemson posted its first shutout in six years, defeating North Carolina State 41-0 on Saturday.

Watson continued his stellar play since taking over as starting quarterback, following a school-record six TD passes against North Carolina last week by leading the Tigers (3-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a 31-0 lead over the Wolfpack (4-2, 0-2) by halftime.

North Carolina State entered as the ACC's top offense, averaging 505 yards a game. But the Wolfpack managed just 156 yards in losing their 10th straight league game.

Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley tied the school mark with his 28th career sack, joining former NFL standouts Michael Dean Perry and the late Gaines Adams atop the Tigers' list.