It’s ACC Championship Game Day from Charlotte, NC where the No. 20 Tigers battle No. 5 Virginia Tech at Bank of America Stadium.
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Kickoff: 8:03 PM
Announcers: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit, Heather Cox
2011 Record: Clemson 9-3 Virginia Tech 11-1
ACC Record: Clemson 6-2 Virginia Tech 7-1
Series History: Clemson leads the series 18-12-1
Last Meeting: Clemson won 23-3 at Virginia Tech on October 1
Clemson Not Expected to Win Atlantic
During the preseason ACC media poll Clemson only received four first place votes to win the Atlantic Division. Three of those came from TCI staff members.
Boyd Perfect at Lane Stadium
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is perfect at Lane Stadiu. His first trip was in 2008 when he led Phoebus to the state Championship. Earlier this season Tajh led the Tigers to a 23-3 victory over Virginia Tech.
Special Season Still Available for Tigers
A number of milestones can still be met by the 2011 Tigers including:
– Chance to win the first ACC Championship since 1991
– Chance to win 10 games for the first time since 1990
– Chance to finish in the top ten in the national polls for the first time since 1990
– Chance to win 11 games which would be the most for the Clemson program in 30 years
Fourth Top Five Victory on the Table
Virginia Tech is ranked fourth in the latest USA Today coaches poll. If the Tigers win Saturday night it will be the fourth time in Clemson history that the Tigers hve defeated a top five team and just the second away from Death Valley.
Two of Top Five in Nation in All-Purpose Yards
Two of the nation’s top five all-purpose yardage leaders will play Saturday night. Sammy Watkins averages 174.55 yards per game good enough for fourth in the nation. Virginia Tech running back David Wilson averages 173.58 for fifth in the nation.
Clemson 27 Virginia Tech 24