CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Been there, seen that.
Clemson is beating Virginia Tech just like it did during the regular season when it won 23-3, the only difference is that this time, the ACC title is on the line. The third quarter has defined this game, but there have been two overriding factors that have separated these teams: 1) Clemson's defensive line is manhandling Virginia Tech's offensive line, and 2) Clemson has picked apart Virginia Tech's young secondary and taken advantage of the fact that cornerback Jayron Hosley has been sidelined for most of the game with a stinger.
Virginia Tech hasn't been able to run the ball in this game, and the Hokies have continuously gotten burned for big plays. Virginia Tech has been outgained in total yards 181-51 in the third quarter. A lack of confidence has been a major problem for Clemson, but now it seems as if the Tigers are back to their 8-0 form, and once again, Virginia Tech has helped that cause.