The difference between the first quarter and the final three during Saturday's Virginia Tech victory at Wake Forest are incredible. Points: 0-10 in the first and 38-7 after. Yards: 8-138 in the first and 465-182 after. The first quarter looked like Clemson all over again. Like a team that looked uncomfortable and out of sorts. What followed was probably the best three quarters of football the Hokies have played this year.
To its credit, Wake was missing its best running back and played like it, with 94 rushing yards on 27 carries for 3.5 ypc with sacks removed. It's hard to know just what kind of difference Josh Harris could have made for the Deacs, but they missed his 4.5 ypc.
Things looked dire after the first