Clemson and Virginia Tech are similarly built, but are in different phases of the building stage. They match up well with Clemson and are one of the toughest challenges this year. The Tigers have the slimmest margin for error since the Louisville game, because this is a sound team with a lot of talent. While Clemson has more talent by far, the Hokies are a talented team in their own right and are a top 25 team. If Clemson gets the turnover bug or has coverage busts, this one could easily go the other way. However, the team with more recent championship experience should seal the game and a potential playoff spot.

Prediction: Clemson 31 Virginia Tech 27