TCI Game Day - Virginia Tech

TCI Game Day - Virginia Tech

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TCI Game Day - Virginia Tech

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It’s Game Day in Blacksburg, VA!  Clemson looks for their first road win of the year against No. 11 Virginia Tech.

Location: Lane Stadium 

Kickoff: 6:05 PM

Television: ESPN2

Announcers:   Mark Jones, Ed Cunningham

2011 Record: Clemson 4-0  Virginia Tech 4-0

ACC Record: Clemson 1-0  Virginia Tech 0-0

Series History: Clemson leads 17-12-1

Last Meeting:  Virginia Tech won 41-23 in 2007at Clemson

Clemson Tiger is Hokie QB Coach

1977 Tiger graduate Mike O’Cain is the quarterback coach for the Hokies.  O’Cain was Clemson’s MVP in 1976 when he started at quarterback and punted for the Tigers.  O’Cain coached at Clemson from 2001-2004.

Pearman Coached at Both Schools

Former Clemson tight end Danny Pearman coached at Virginia Tech from 1998 to 2005.  During that time the Hokies played in eight bowl games in eight years.

 Two Tigers from Virginia

Tajh Boyd and Andre Branch are the only two Tigers from the state of Virginia.  Branch is a native of Richmond, VA while Tajh played at Phoebus High in Hampton, VA.

Chance to Break Another Streak

Earlier this season Clemson ended Auburn’s 17 game winning streak with a 38-24 victory in Death Valley.  The Hokies have won 15 straight regular-season games.

Back to Back Wins over Ranked Opponents

The Tigers have defeated ranked teams the past two weeks.  The wins over No. 19 Auburn and No. 11 Florida State are the first back  to back ranked wins for the Tigers since 2005 and only the fourth time ever.  If Clemson defeats No. 11 Virginia Tech it will be the first time ever for the Tigers defeating three ranked teams in a row.

Boyd Joins Whitehurst

With 386 passing yards again Auburn and 344 against Florida State Tajh joined Charlie Whitehurst as the only Tigers to throw for over 300 yards in back to back games. 

Tajh has already set four records this year.  He has thrown for at least three touchdowns in each of his first four games.  Tajh holds the record for combined passing yards in two games at 730, three games at 995 and four at 1255. 

TCI Prediction

Clemson 34 Virginia Tech 27

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