The seventh ACC conference title game pairs the Virginia Tech Hokies with the Clemson Tigers. This will be a rematch from the October 1 game earlier this season where Clemson was ranked 13th in the country and totally dominated the Hokies 23-3. This is the lone blemish for the Hokies and they look to avenge the loss with a conference title and a hopeful BCS title game appearance. The Clemson Tigers are coming off a two game skid and a disappearing act by their offense. A victory for the Tigers assures them a BCS bowl game.
Sophomore QB Logan Thomas, who has an accurate arm and can scramble for yardage when needed, leads the Hokies. David Wilson, who has rushed for over 100 yards in all but two games this season, handles running duties. He doesn't catch many passes out of the backfield and is more of a ground and pound back. WR Danny Coale is clearly Thomas' favorite receiver. He has reeled in 50 receptions to lead the team but only had three TDs to show for it.
Clemson when running on all cylinders can put up yardage and big numbers quickly. It all starts with QB Tajh Boyd who has 28 TDs this season. He is prone to costly interceptions when pressured. Boyd isn't much of a threat to run. Look for RB Andre Ellington to carry the rock. WR Sammy Watkins might be a freshman but he has a lot of potential to be a game breaker. Boyd certainly has him on speed dial.