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Pregame notes

10/1/2011

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- There are plenty of streaks on the line today in this game, and the ACC will have one less undefeated team when it's all over.

Virginia Tech has won 12 straight ACC games, and Clemson has lost five straight to the Hokies. Which streaks will survive?

  • If Clemson is going to snap its losing streak, it will have to play better run defense. Virginia Tech tailbacks David Wilson and Josh Oglesby have combined for 10 of the Hokies' 11 rushing touchdowns this year.

  • If Virginia Tech is going to extend its ACC winning streak, the Hokies defense will have to adjust quickly to Clemson's up-tempo offense. The Tigers ran about 30 more plays than Florida State last weekend and wore the Noles' defense out.

You could debate who needs this win more, but consider what a Clemson win would mean for the ACC: It would be the first time an ACC team has defeated three straight ranked opponents.