Clemson Game Analysis

Now that was entertaining wasn’t it? In a display that qualifies for the
“Beamer Ball” Hall of Fame, the Hokies went into Death Valley and used
dominating performances by the defense and special teams to whip the Clemson
Tigers 41-23.

The script couldn’t have been written much better. Facing a strong
conference opponent in a tough environment, the Hokies used the essence of “Beamer
Ball” to stun the Clemson faithful and send them home shaking their heads in

In the Hokie football handbook, the ideal start of any game goes something
like this — win the coin toss, defer the kick, put the defense out there
first, and set a tone of physical, tough football. Grab the field position
advantage, score on defense, or make something big happen with special teams.

I’d say this one pretty much went according to plan. The Hokies dominated
the first half, scoring on offense, defense, and special teams before the
vaunted Clemson offense tallied a first down. Trailing 31-8 at halftime, the
Tigers tried to rally behind an all-out aerial assault in the second half, but
on this night, this Death Valley belonged to the Hokies.