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ACC Championship 2011 Halftime Score: Clock Snafu Doesn't Keep Virginia Tech From Tying Game

No one saw the ACC Championship Game as an offensive slugfest that would light up the scoreboard. Pretty much everyone was right.

Neither offense was exactly terrible -- Clemson had 195 total yards and Virginia Tech got to 158 -- but both teams have also managed to put up just 10 points in the first half. Clemson's running game has been the difference so far, with Andre Ellington running for 63 yards on 13 carries -- more than the 36 yards Tech squeezed out on the ground.

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The Hokies did manage to put together an 11-play, 59-yard drive right before the half to knot the score at 10.

Fortunately, for Clemson, Virginia Tech used some -- we'll call it novel -- clock management on that final series of the half. (Okay, Frank Beamer just forgot that the clock continues to run on an offensive penalty. Really.) The Hokies had to call a timeout and go for a field goal for the tie.

For more on this game, visit Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country and Clemson blog Shakin' the Southland.