Hokies Too Much For Tigers In Blacksburg, 24-7


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Blacksburg, Va -- Branden Ore gained 203 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns and Virginia Tech held the No. 10 Tigers to 76 yards in the last three quarters in the Hokies' 24-7 victory Thursday night.

Virginia Tech (6-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), beaten soundly in its last two ACC games by Georgia Tech and Boston College, showed the Tigers what it felt like.

Clemson (7-2, 4-2) had just three first downs in the last three quarters, and the third one came in the final minute, not long before the final gun sounded and Hokies fans streamed onto the field, surrounding the team and celebrating around midfield.


“We put a lot into the Georgia Tech game and did not have the same emotion tonight,” said Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden.

Ore carried a career-high 37 times for his second consecutive 200-yard performance. He had 207 five days earlier in a rout of Southern Mississippi, and this time upstaged the Tigers' vaunted two-back tandem of James Davis and C.J. Spiller. They came into the game averaging 185 yards between them, but finished with just 71 yards on 22 tries.


"Disappointing thing is that they said okay, we're going to make you beat us throwing and catching," Bowden said. "We haven't had to throw at all, and all of a sudden you get in a game environment with a lot of excitement, a lot of electricity and we didn't execute the forward pass very good."

The Hokies, leading 10-7 at halftime, padded their lead early in the third quarter after Xavier Adibi intercepted Will Proctor's pass at the Clemson 35. Ore did the rest, carrying on five consecutive plays, the last an 11-yard, second-effort run for the TD.


Later in the period, he essentially put the game away, breaking off a 21-yard run to get the ball inside the Clemson 5, then carrying two more times to get it to 24-7. Sam Wheeler also had a big play in the drive, a 41-yard reception from Sean Glennon.

Glennon came in expecting to yield to Ike Whitaker at times to boost the running game, but it never happened. Glennon finished 9-for-15 for 108 yards and ran for a TD.


The Tigers will next face Maryland on Nov. 4 (12:00 EST/ ESPN2).

Clemson         7  0  0   0  7  
Virginia Tech   7  3  14  0  24  


SCORING SUMMARY   CU -VT   
1st
06:09  CU   James Davis 6 yd run (Jad Dean kick)  
11 plays, 77 yards, TOP 5:06  7 - 0  

01:03  VT   Sean Glennon 1 yd run (Brandon Pace kick)  
12 plays, 84 yards, TOP 5:06  7 - 7  

2nd  
11:36  VT   Brandon Pace 37 yd field goal  
10 plays, 29 yards, TOP 3:10  7 - 10  

3rd
09:26  VT   Branden Ore 11 yd run (Brandon Pace kick)  
5 plays, 35 yards, TOP 2:39  7 - 17  

02:07  VT   Branden Ore 3 yd run (Brandon Pace kick)  
6 plays, 79 yards, TOP 1:31  7 - 24  


Team Totals                     CU  	VT  
FIRST DOWNS  			8  	15  
   Rushing  			5  	12  
   Passing  			3  	3  
   Penalty  			0  	0  
NET YARDS RUSHING  		80 	224  
   Rushing Attempts  		28  	58  
   Average Per Rush  		2.9	3.9  
   Yards Gained Rushing  	86  	253  
   Yards Lost Rushing  		6  	29  
NET YARDS PASSING  		86  	108  
   Completions-Attempts-Int  	11-28-1 9-15-0  
   Average Per Attempt  	3.1  	7.2  
   Average Per Completion  	7.8  	12.0  
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS  		166  	332  
   Total offense plays  	56  	73  
   Average Gain Per Play  	3.0  	4.5  
Fumbles: Number-Lost  		1-1  	1-1  
Penalties: Number-Yards  	1-5  	3-22  
PUNTS-YARDS  			10-394  8-324  
   Average Yards Per Punt  	39.4    40.5  
   Net Yards Per Punt  		37.8  	39.9  
   Inside 20  			0  	3  
   50+ Yards  			0  	0  
   Touchbacks 			0  	0  
   Fair catch  			4  	3  
KICKOFFS-YARDS  		2-128  5-319  
   Average Yards Per Kickoff  	64.0  	63.8  
   Net Yards Per Kickoff  	47.0  	42.8  
   Touchbacks  			1  	2  
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD  	3-5-0  	2-16-0  
   Average Per Return  		1.7  	8.0  
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD  3-65-0  1-14-0  
   Average Per Return  		21.7  	14.0  
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD  	0-0-0  	1-5-0  
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD  	1-5-0  	0-0-0  
Miscellaneous Yards  		0  	0  
Possession Time  		24:10  35:50  
   1st Quarter 	 		8:14  	6:46  
   2nd Quarter  		5:23  	9:37  
   3rd Quarter  		7:15  	7:45  
   4th Quarter  		3:18  	11:42  
Third-Down Conversions  	4 of 16 6 of 18  
Fourth-Down Conversions  	0 of 0  1 of 2  
Red-Zone Scores-Chances  	1-1  	4-4  
Sacks By: Number-Yards  	2-21  	0-0  
PAT Kicks  			1-1  	3-3  
Field Goals 	 		0-0  	1-1  

Clemson     
RUSHING  	No Gain  Loss  Net TD  Lg  Avg.  
C.J. Spiller  	10  41   0     41  0   13  4.1  
James Davis  	12  36   6     30  1   9   2.5  
Will Proctor  	5    7   0     7   0   4   1.4  
Jacoby Ford  	1    2   0     2   0   2   2.0  
Totals...  	28  86   6     80  1   13  2.9  
   
Virginia Tech    
RUSHING  	No.  Gain  Loss  Net  TD  Lg  Avg.  
Branden Ore  	37   205   2     203  2   40  5.5  
Kenny Lewis  	5    25    2     23   0   17  4.6  
Elan Lewis  	8    11    4     7    0   3   0.9  
Eddie Royal 	1    3     0     3    0   3   3.0  
Jesse Allen  	1    0     0     0    0   0   0.0  
Sean Glennon  	6    9     21    -12  1   6   -2.0  
Totals...  	58   253   29    224  3   40  3.9  
 
  
PASSING       Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack  
Will Proctor  11-28-1      86   0   20    0  
Totals...     11-28-1      86   0   20    0  

PASSING       Cmp-Att-Int  Yds  TD  Long  Sack  
Sean Glennon  9-15-0       108  0   41    2  
Totals...     9-15-0       108  0   41    2  
 
  
RECEIVING        No.  Yds  TD  Lg  
Tyler Grisham    3    34   0   20  
Chansi Stuckey   3    28   0   14  
Michael Palmer   2    12   0   7  
C.J. Spiller     2    7    0   5  
Aaron Kelly      1    5    0   5  
Totals...        11   86   0   20  
   
RECEIVING        No.  Yds  TD  Lg  
Josh Morgan      4    23   0   9  
Sam Wheeler      1    41   0   41  
David Clowney    1    19   0   19  
Eddie Royal      1    14   0   14  
Branden Ore      1    7    0   7  
Justin Harper    1    4    0   4  
Totals...        9    108  0   41  
 
  
PUNTING          No.  Yds  Avg   Long  In20  TB  
Cole Chason      10   394  39.4  48    0     0  
Totals...        10   394  39.4  48    0     0  

PUNTING          No.  Yds  Avg   Long  In20  TB  
Nic Schmitt      8    324  40.5  47    3     0  
Totals...        8    324  40.5  47    3     0  

                 Punts        Kickoffs     Intercept  
ALL RETURNS      No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  
C.J. Spiller     2   6    4   2   41   21  0   0    0  
Jacoby Ford      1   -1   0   1   24   24  0   0    0  
Totals...        3   5    4   3   65   24  0   0    0  

                 Punts  Kickoffs  Intercept  
ALL RETURNS      No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  No  Yds  Lg  
Eddie Royal      2   16   12  1   14   14  0   0    0  
Xavier Adibi     0   0    0   0   0    0   1   5    5  
Totals...        2   16   12  1   14   14  1   5    5  
 
  
ALL PURPOSE      Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total  
C.J. Spiller     41    7    41  6   0   95  
Tyler Grisham    0     34   0   0   0   34  
James Davis      30    0    0   0   0   30  
Chansi Stuckey   0     28   0   0   0   28  
Jacoby Ford      2     0    24  -1  0   25  
Michael Palmer   0     12   0   0   0   12  
Will Proctor     7     0    0   0   0   7  
Aaron Kelly      0     5    0   0   0   5  
Totals...        80    86   65  5   0   236  
   
   
ALL PURPOSE      Rush  Rcv  KR  PR  IR  Total  
Branden Ore      203   7    0   0   0   210  
Eddie Royal      3     14   14  16  0   47  
Sam Wheeler      0     41   0   0   0   41  
Josh Morgan      0     23   0   0   0   23  
Kenny Lewis      23    0    0   0   0   23  
David Clowney    0     19   0   0   0   19  
Elan Lewis       7     0    0   0   0   7  
Xavier Adibi     0     0    0   0   5   5  
Justin Harper    0     4    0   0   0   4  
Sean Glennon     -12   0    0   0   0   -12  
Totals...        224   108  14  16  5   367  
 
  
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS  
   
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS  
Brandon Pace  2nd  11:36  37 yards  Good  
 
  
KICKOFFS     No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg.  
Cole Chason  2    128  1   0   64.0  

KICKOFFS       No.  Yds  TB  OB  Avg.  
Jared Develli  5    319  2   0   63.8  
  
FUMBLES: Clemson-Will Proctor 1-1. 
Virginia Tech-Sean Glennon 1-1.  

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