Boxscore
Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 17
Saturday, October 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Clemson Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 81500

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Virginia Tech 7 3 0 7 17
Clemson 3 14 14 7 38

Recap


No. 13 Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 17: Tajh Boyd ran for two scores and threw for another, and Andre Ellington added 96 rushing yards and a touchdown to propel the host Tigers.

DeAndre Hopkins caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from Boyd that made it 31-10 late in the third quarter, and Sammy Watkins had eight receptions for 84 yards for Clemson (6-1, 3-1 ACC).

Quarterback Logan Thomas tossed an early 29-yard score to Corey Fuller and added a 19-yard touchdown run for Virginia Tech (4-4, 2-2), which has now dropped three straight to Clemson by an average of 23 points, including last year's 38-10 rout in the ACC title game.

The Tigers capitalized on two big miscues to take a 17-10 halftime edge despite being outgained 248-137 in the opening half.

They recovered a punt that grazed an unsuspecting Hokies player at the Virginia Tech 26-yard line, and soon after Boyd vaulted in for a 1-yard touchdown run with 9:29 left in the half. Jonathan Meeks then intercepted an overthrown pass by Thomas and dashed 74 yards for a score to extend the margin to 17-7 with 3:46 remaining in the second quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Watkins appeared to fumble but he was ruled down by contact, a ruling that was upheld by video review. That kept alive the drive that ended in Ellington's score. … Virginia Tech's Michael Cole had a candidate for interception of the year, snaring a tipped ball as he lay on his back in the first quarter. … Clemson junior DB Darius Robinson did not return after being carted off with a lower leg injury late in the first quarter. … Clemson's Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 27-yard field goal, extending his school record for consecutive makes to 20.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:28
Virginia Tech   TD  Clemson 0 - Virginia Tech 7
1st Quarter - 0:00
Clemson   FG  Clemson 3 - Virginia Tech 7
2nd Quarter - 9:29
Clemson   TD  Clemson 10 - Virginia Tech 7
2nd Quarter - 3:46
Clemson   TD  Clemson 17 - Virginia Tech 7
2nd Quarter - 0:03
Virginia Tech   FG  Clemson 17 - Virginia Tech 10
3rd Quarter - 4:30
Clemson   TD  Clemson 24 - Virginia Tech 10
3rd Quarter - 0:50
Clemson   TD  Clemson 31 - Virginia Tech 10
4th Quarter - 9:52
Virginia Tech   TD  Clemson 31 - Virginia Tech 17
4th Quarter - 1:33
Clemson   TD  Clemson 38 - Virginia Tech 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Virginia Tech Clemson
W/L 4 - 4 - 0 6 - 1 - 0
Conference 2 - 2 - 0 3 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Virginia Tech Clemson
Score 17 38
First Downs 23 15
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-16
38%
6-for-15
40%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-3
33%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 406 295
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 49-199 45-135
Average/Rush 4.1 3.0
Passing
Comp-Att 15-29 12-21
Passing Yards 207 160
Average/Pass Play 6.7 6.2
Penalties-Yards 3-21 4-39
Fumbles-Lost 4-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 33:57 26:03

PLAYER STATS

Virginia Tech (4 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Thomas 15/28 207 1 2
M. Davis 0/1 0 0 1
Clemson (6 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 12/21 160 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Thomas 21 99 4.7 1
T. Gregory 5 29 5.8 0
M. Scales 4 27 6.8 0
J. Coleman 12 19 1.6 0
M. Holmes 5 18 3.6 0
D. Roberts 1 17 17.0 0
D. Knowles 1 -10 -10.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 19 96 5.1 1
T. Boyd 20 27 1.4 2
D. Howard 1 11 11.0 0
R. McDowell 2 2 1.0 0
S. Watkins 3 -1 -0.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Fuller 4 96 24.0 1
M. Davis 6 58 9.7 0
D. Roberts 2 46 23.0 0
M. Holmes 1 6 6.0 0
D. Knowles 1 4 4.0 0
J. Coleman 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Watkins 8 84 10.5 0
D. Hopkins 3 68 22.7 1
A. Ellington 1 8 8.0 0
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