Maybe Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is truly just an indefatigable silver lining guy, because he apparently saw more positives in Tech’s offense from film review of the 23-3 loss to Clemson than many people might find possible.
Tech’s inability to move the ball at critical junctures against Clemson put the Hokies in unenviable positions on third down plays, especially in the second half.
Tech was 4 of 16 (25 percent) on third down conversions. The only two times Tech has had a lower conversion percentage since the start of the 2009 season were last fall in a 45-21 win against Central Michigan (0 of 8 on third downs), and in the ’09 opener against Alabama when Tech lost 34-24 (2 of 12 on third downs; 17 percent).
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