Street: "We Took It As A Challenge"

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State junior defensive end Kentavius Street met with the media to discuss the upcoming game against Clemson.

What's tough about defending Clemson?
Probably the most challenging thing is they don't really beat themselves.  They have a lot of experience with each other, and Deshaun Watson is playing some really good ball.

This is an offense that has meshed well with really good chemistry.

The conditions were unique against Notre Dame, but is there confidence you can take from how you played against Notre Dame?
Yes sir, that was definitely a game that tested our mindset, but we took it as a challenge, enjoyed it, had fun out there.

As you can tell with our play we really wanted that game.

How do you think you matchup with Clemson's offensive line?
We have't really watched them on film yet, but from how we've been playing this year I definitely think we have one of the top d-lines in the ACC. They are a top group also.

I believe it will be a great matchup.

How important is stopping the running game?
Clemson's rushing attack has been good. Wayne Gallman is an excellent player, but that's one of things we want to do on defense, we want to eliminate rushing.  One of our key fundamentals is being rock solid up front, and that's definitely one of our main keys this year.

What do you remember about playing them last year here?
I don't really have much to say about that, that was in the past... we're trying to take it one week at a time, 1-0 mentality.

You don't really remember anything from giving up 56 points and 600 yards?
We'll leave that in the past. We have a 4-1 record right now.

You guys did a solid job on Notre Dame... where is the confidence?
That game was definitely a confidence [booster]... playing in 20 mph winds, downpour rain, playing a really physical team with a great offensive line. I think that set our confidence at a high level.

Which come first, the change in attitude or being able to get pressure?
I think the change in attitude comes first and with that the play behind it.

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