Found October 20, 2012 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- It was easy to spot the happiest guy in No. 14 Clemson's locker room -- defensive coordinator Brent Venables. Venables had spent most of his first season watching his Tigers struggle against opponents big and small. But with one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's best players in Logan Thomas in to lead Virginia Tech, Clemson's defenders put together their best effort of the season. The Tigers got three interceptions -- two off of Thomas -- and made a pair of fourth-down stops in a 38-17 victory over the Hokies on Saturday. Clemson (6-1, 4-1 ACC) came in 10th in the 12-team conference in yards given up at more than 445 yards a game. Virginia Tech (4-4, 2-2) got 406 in this one, all but 100 of those by Thomas, but it was the Tigers' defense that turned things around against the fired-up Hokies. "We don't have to play like Alabama yet," Venables said with a grin. "Although we'd like to. But we can definitely play better t...
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