Clemson can happen to you quickly, which we learned again on Saturday night. The No. 3 Tigers defeated Virginia Tech 45-10 in Blacksburg on Saturday night, but it felt like a game that was destined to be much closer. It was only a 17-10 game at halftime, and the Hokies defense stepped up at the start of the second half to keep the team in the game — for a bit.
It was a few minutes into the third quarter when Virginia Tech’s Divine Deablo (side note: what a name) intercepted Trevor Lawrence in the end zone to keep it a one-score game. It seemed like it would be one of those nights when Clemson would have to sweat it out, but then disaster struck the Hokies. Following the interception, Braxton Burmeister fumbled the ball while being sacked, and Clemson scored a couple of plays later to make it 24-10.