Without a doubt, Clemson was the better team in the first half against Virginia Tech on Saturday night. But with about 3 minutes left in the second quarter, and the Tigers leading by seven, it appeared the Hokies were going to hang around against the No. 2 team in the country.
But unfortunately for Justin Fuente, his team couldn’t have closed the first half any worse than it did. Clemson drove 75 yards in 6 plays to add another touchdown with 1 minute to go.
Then in response, Virginia Tech got into field-goal range right before halftime. Three points would have pulled the Hokies to within 11 and let Virginia Tech end the second quarter on a good note.
But kicker Joey Slye yanked the attempt wide to the right, so the Hokies trail the Tigers, 17-3, at halftime. Clemson will also receive the ball to begin the third quarter.
Virginia Tech-Clemson: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 5 game (September 30, 2017)