The ACC Championship Game is shaping up much like the ACC season itself: Mercurial swings with little or no explanation. Take Clemson's latest drive.
The Tigers and Virginia Tech swapped punts to start the second quarter, setting up Clemson with the ball at the 27. The Clemson offense then went to work with a series highlighted by a handful of plays covering more than 10 yards a pop, including:
- A 17-yard pass from Tajh Boyd to Charone Peake
- A 13-yard pass from Boyd to Sammy Watkins
- A 20-yard pass from Boyd to DeAndre Hopkins
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And then something happened once the Tigers got to 1st-and-Goal: Nothing. Three running plays netted a total of four yards for Clemson, leaving them at the Virginia Tech 2 and settling for the three-point lead with a field goal.