On December 3, 2011, Clemson won its first ACC Championship in 20 years when it defeated No. 5 Virginia Tech, 38-10, in the ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
The Hokies were ranked No. 3 in the coaches poll heading into the game. The win tied for the highest-ranked team Clemson beat in its history, at the time.
It was the Tigers’ second win over Virginia Tech in 2011 after going 22 years without a win in the series. Clemson beat the Hokies, 23-3, on October 1, 2011 in Blacksburg, Va.
The victory was also Clemson’s 10th win of the year, marking the first time since 1990 the Tigers won 10 games in a college football season.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was named the game’s MVP after he completed 20-of-29 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns. The win also clinched the Tigers’ first berth in the Orange Bowl in 30 years.
Relive all the action from the 2011 ACC Championship Game in this photo gallery. LINK
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