Making their fifth appearance in the ACC Championship Game, the fifth-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies take aim at the 21st-ranked Clemson Tigers this weekend, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
It went down to the wire for Frank Beamer's Hokies, who didn't clinch the Coastal Division title until last weekend with an emphatic 38-0 rout of Virginia. With the win, Tech moved to 11-1 on the season. Virginia Tech is the only school in the FBS to win 10 or more games in eight straight seasons. The Hokies' one blemish on the year was a 23-3 loss to Clemson in Blacksburg back on October 1st.
Dabo Swinney's Tigers have had the Atlantic Division title locked up for a few weeks now. That could explain why the team has dropped two straight games to close out the regular season, falling at NC State (37-13) and then at South Carolina (34-13). At 9-3, Clemson certainly had a magical season. The team was as high as fifth in the BCS poll at one point, its highest ranking ever. The Tigers also beat three ranked opponents in succession, with wins over Auburn, Florida State and Virginia Tech.
Game date, time: 8:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 26
Location: Bank of America Stadium - Charlotte, NC
TV channel: ESPN
Spread: Virginia Tech favored by 6 1/2 points
Series history: Clemson leads all-time series 18-12-1