Instant Halftime Analysis: Clemson 10, Virginia Tech 3


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Instant Halftime Analysis: Clemson 10, Virginia Tech 3

What went right:
The Tigers lead at the half because the defense has come up with several big plays. The Hokies were able to move the ball early, but the Tigers came up with two early turnovers to thwart Hokie scoring drives.

The Tigers finally put a drive together late in the first half, with freshman receiver Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Fr. Wide Receiver
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Fort Myers, FL

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coming up with a big catch on third down to give Clemson a first down at the Tech 11-yard line.

The Tigers have also thrown their true freshmen linebackers into the fray in the first half, and Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
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Polkton, NC

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has acquitted himself well.

What went wrong:
The offense failed to really take advantage of the turnovers, and Boyd threw his first interception in 141 chances, a turnover that led to Virginia Tech’s three points.

Boyd has also had open receivers, but his accuracy looks off in the windy and cold conditions.


Turning Point of the Half :The Hokies had the ball at the Clemson two-yard line, poised for a go-ahead touchdown, but the Clemson defense stiffened and held the Hokies to a field goal. On the ensuing possession, Clemson faced a 3rd-and-8 at the Tech 34-yard line, and Boyd found Watkins over the middle on a 23-yard pass for a first down at the Tech 11-yard line. Clemson scored later in the drive.

Stat of the half: Virginia Tech has just 38 passing yards at the half.

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