Posted October 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Chad Morris hasn't had to go through too many games like last weekend, watching his Clemson offense struggle to move the ball. The Tigers second-year coordinator said Monday he plans to make sure it doesn't happen again. The 14th-ranked Tigers (6-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) was held to 295 yards against Virginia Tech. Tajh Boyd was the ACC leader in passing yards per game, but managed only 160 - well below his average of 291 coming in. The offensive line gave up five sacks in a 38-17 win over the Hokies after allowing only 10 its first six games. Morris says everyone shares blame, including himself. He says the group was a focused at Sunday practice in preparation to play Wake Forest on Thursday night.

No. 14 Clemson's defense takes step forward

Clemson linebacker Jonathan Willard hopes his team's defensive showing against Virginia Tech is the start of better things to come. The 14th-ranked Tigers (6-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have struggled to stop teams the first half of the season. Yet, they had their strongest showing in the ACC this year in a 38-17 victory over the Hokies (4-4, 2-2) last week. Clemson collected...

Virginia Tech’s Michael Cole makes an exceptional interception

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Boyd notches 3 TDs in Clemson 38-17 win

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...

No. 14 Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 17

Tajh Boyd ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and Jonathan Meeks had a 74-yard interception return score as No. 14 Clemson won its third straight over Virginia Tech, 38-17, on Saturday. Andre Ellington had a 12-yard touchdown run and 96 yards for the Tigers (6-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who relied on their much-maligned defense to bail them out of this one. Clemson...
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