Virginia Tech misses opportunity to inch closer to Clemson

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.


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