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Saturday, October 1, 2011
1Q: Clemson 3, Virginia Tech 0

By Heather Dinich

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Hokies are lucky.

They're lucky because they've had two turnovers and a roughing the kicker penalty that gave Clemson's offense new life, and yet Virginia Tech only trails 3-0.

Virginia Tech's defense has been impressive in this game so far, and the Hokies' defensive line is is living up to the praise it's been receiving since the spring. Clemson's defense, though, began to make strides last week and has continued that progress here today. So far, the defenses have been the highlight, though on Clemson's lone scoring drive the Tigers did prove they can move the ball here. Quarterback Tajh Boyd isn't forcing things, is running the ball well, and is getting the ball to his playmakers. Andre Ellington could help out by catching it. Virginia Tech could help itself out by holding onto it.