Clemson Can't Hold On for the ACC Title Against Georgia Tech

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIIDecember 6, 2009

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 5: Atmosphere prior to the ACC Championship game between the Clemson Tigers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets December 5, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Last night the Tigers threw away their chance at the ACC Title and a trip to the Orange Bowl.  The game was back and forth the whole time, as each team fought for the lead.  The Tigers went up by one point with six minutes left in the game, but Georgia Tech rallied with a touchdown.

C.J. Spiller, ACC Player of the Year, had a great game.  He had four touchdowns and a career-high 233 rushing yards.  He was then named the Most Valuable Player.  This amazing effort from Spiller has definitely put him back in the spotlight for the Heisman race. 

It was evident all around that Spiller played a great game.  Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson even wished him the best of luck in the NFL.

This game was Georgia Tech's first ACC Title in over a decade.  The Yellow Jackets played a great game on offense and defense and deserved the win.

The stands at the game were packed almost evenly with fans for both teams, which made the game even more exciting.  Each side played a great game and the students here are very proud of the team for how far they have come, and thankful for Dabo for coming so far in his first full year as head coach.