Clemson Football: Grading the Fighting Dabos' Game vs. Virginia Tech

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Clemson Football: Grading the Fighting Dabos' Game vs. Virginia Tech
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Early in the season, a lot of people had discounted Clemson as a non-factor in the ACC. Florida State was the talk of the ACC Atlantic and talked about how Clemson was still a few years behind. Not a lot of people gave Clemson a chance.

And with a three-game stretch of Auburn, Florida State and Virginia Tech in consecutive weeks, people were quick to discount this team. And with having to learn a new offense, many said they could not make the transition so quickly.

Well, what do they say now? They say that the Tigers are undefeated at 5-0 after humiliating Virginia Tech in Blacksburg 23-3, allowing zero touchdowns and defeating Virginia Tech for the first time in over a decade. 

After beating Auburn, Florida State and now Virginia Tech, the Clemson Tigers and head coach Dabo Swinney are the talk of the college football world now, and they have gone from being the hunters to the hunted.

The Tigers now have the proverbial target on their backs now, yet are in full control of their own destiny heading forward. As they hit the practice field this week to prepare for homecoming week against Boston College, we will take one last look against Virginia Tech and the Tigers' overall performance in Blacksburg.

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