The week before against Alabama he literally was Clemson's offense after scoring on a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
And now this week, he gets ready to face a team in which he had enormous success against a year ago when he rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries while also scoring the first touchdown of the game on an 11-yard reception.
Two years ago as a true freshman Spiller was even more of a factor against N.C. State, rushing for 157 yards and a touchdown on just 18 carries in a 20-14 win in Death Valley.
Without question, this year's tougher, more consistent C.J. Spiller has answered the critics through his first two games and now he's looking for more this week in Clemson's 2008 ACC opener against the Wolfpack.
Earlier this week CUTigers.com caught up with the talented junior running back for a 1-on-1 interview:
C.J. another solid outing on your part a week ago against The Citadel. Talk about how you have been feeling these first two games because it seems like you have been more consistent in everything you are doing this year.
Spiller: It was a great performance out there. The main thing that concerned me was we didn't convert on that that 3rd-and-2 and then 4th-and-2. We have two of the great backs in the country and we have to be able to get those two yards. I had some things I messed up- like the dropped punt but I played pretty hard and I feel like I did everything I could to help us get the win.
How much easier has it been this week to get out there and practice coming off a win compared to what you guys were feeling a week ago?
Spiller: It's easy to get out there. We don't need any speeches to motivate us this week. This is our first ACC game. It's a home game so that gives us advantage. But practice has been fun. Guys are flying around. We know this is the game where it really starts counting. The last two games it doesn't matter. We lost against Alabama on national television and then beat The Citadel but now we know we have to win this conference and that's the goal.
Both you and James had a big game last year against the team. Do your eyes kind of light up when you think about this weekend knowing what you were able to do last year in Raleigh?
Spiller: Our offensive line did a great job last year but we have a different group in front of us so it will be a different task, a different challenge for us. We have to put in more work. Because like I've been saying, we need to be leaders for this team because if the leaders are playing great the team will elevate its play.
The offensive line seemed to play a lot better last week with the younger guys in the line-up. Your thoughts on that?
Spiller: I thought they looked pretty good. I watched them again on film and they looked really physical. That will benefit us in the long run especially when it comes to depth. Those guys are starting to come along so keep an eye out for them.
C.J. Spiller's 96-yard kickoff return against Alabama