The Virginia Tech Hokies couldn't have gotten off to a better start on Saturday. In the end, it didn't matter, as they fell to Clemson 38-17.
On Clemson's first offensive possession, the Hokies sacked quarterback Tajh Boyd twice and forced a punt. The Hokies went to work on offense with a quick and efficient drive that ended with a Logan Thomas 29-yard touchdown pass to Corey Fuller.
Essentially, that was the end of the highlights for the Hokies on offense.
The defense, however, played terrific all day but were saddled with terrible field position at times and could never get any help from the offense.
The Hokies actually outgained Clemson on offense with 406 total yards compared to Clemson's 295. They also held an eight-minute edge in time of possession.
Here are the winners and losers from the Hokies' loss to Clemson.