Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Odds: Point Spread, Total & Prediction
15:53, Oct 1, 2017
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"They're big and physical and they want to maul you up front". But just like the Tigers' win over Auburn in Week 2 and over Louisville in Week 3, there was no real chance of victory for their top-25 opponent. The Virginia Tech coaching staff had a solid game plan.
But that won't mean much Saturday night.
Not that they didn't try. Spence has not yet tried a field goal. Holder Oscar Bradburn took the snap and flipped the ball to Dalton Keene in motion, but Keene picked up only one yard before getting tackled.
"Every step you take is amplified when you play talent like this". In a ideal world, the opponent is so confused a hole opens and Keene runs to daylight. He averaged 317.8 total yards a game (144 total yards rushing, 1,127 passing) with 11 touchdowns passing and one rushing. Plenty of people have asked that same question about him over the years, as he's produced tough defenses year in and year out. Not with all the noise this town had to offer, not with ESPN's "College GameDay" on site, not with a who's who of Hokies history lining the sidelines.
"I don't see many, if any, weaknesses", second-year Hokies coach Justin Fuente said afterward. "I'm sorry. I wish we could have played better". We played a really good opponent that highlighted some mistakes really quickly. No Clemson back had more than 29 yards and no receiver had more than 35 yards.
"I love catching the ball", Feaster said. "I thought that drive and obviously the big play, which was a busted coverage, those were two critical series in the game".
The statistics indicate that. "I did paint it orange thinking there's an opportunity to put some Virginia Tech stuff on there but I " m pretty sure it's gonna always be a Clemson ambulance", said Frich. The Tigers out-gained the Hokies 271-149 in the first half and left some points on the board. That threat loosened up Tech's defense for the running attack, and the Tigers were more than capable of capitalizing. Fuente called three pass plays.
Clemson running back C.J. Fuller (27) celebrates a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
The Tigers (4-0) enter having won 34 of 36 games since the start of the 2015 season.
Tech (4-1) started the game with a lethargic offensive effort, but ended up outgaining Clemson 342-332.
Hopefully, none of the students are afraid of heights because they are at the very top of the Hokies' upper level. "This is a different place, a different team". And big-time teams playing in big-time games - if the fifth game of the season can be considered big-time - know what to do.
"We had the right mindset right out of the gate", Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. "But past year we got beat at home because Pittsburgh outplayed us".
Clemson essentially put the game away a few minutes after Savoy's touchdown when Clemson senior linebacker Dorian O'Daniel intercepted freshman quarterback Josh Jackson and returned it 22 yards for a score.
BALL SECURITY: Virginia Tech is an ACC-best plus five in turnovers with seven takeaways and only two giveaways. This edition of the Hokies certainly didn't measure up in a 31-17 loss, reinforcing the notion that the gap between Clemson and the rest of the ACC is wider than the difference in opinions between Colin Kaepernick and his Commander in Chief.
The offense cashed in with an authoritative, grown-man drive of 51 yards in 10 plays to make it 24-3 when Tavien Feaster ran it in from a yard out on fourth-and-goal.
In a rematch of last season's ACC championship game in which Virginia Tech almost staged an improbable comeback, the Hokies proved no match in a 31-17 loss in which No. 2 Clemson made a convincing case it might be the best team in the nation.
"Hats off to our guys", Swinney said. They've been quieted (for now, at least) by Bryant, who looks like a clone of Watson. If you're a good player, you're a good player anywhere. If you're a good team, you're a good team anywhere, anytime, regardless of whether the crowd's cheering for you or cheering against you. "There's some things we can obviously learn from, and we will". It was just a great individual play.
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