Virginia Tech knew it was facing a red-hot Clemson team in a critical ACC tilt on Saturday night.
An offense as cold as the winds blowing through Blacksburg, giving the Hokies a weary defense and an 0-1 ACC mark to begin conference play.
Overall, the performance against Clemson spotlighted a regressing offense and a self-defeating special teams squad. Despite winning the time of possession battle, the Hokies were plagued with predictable play-calling, turnovers and crucial penalties.
The defense put forth a valiant effort, keeping an otherwise outmatched Virginia Tech team within striking distance. In fact, there were a few plays that, had the Hokies executed properly,