The Tigers are on Game Day once again, and this time they head to Blacksburg to face the powerful Virginia Tech Hokies. Justin Fuente is an excellent head coach and Bud Foster is a top three defensive coordinator in the nation.
Virginia Tech is 4-0, but only one of the games was against a significant opponent. They knocked off the twenty-third ranked West Virginia Mountaineers to start of the year and then cruised past FCS Delaware State, struggling ECU, and then Old Dominion whom started the youngest quarterback in FBS history at 17 years old.
Virginia Tech has fourteen four stars over the past four years, but their recruiting classes are more talented than Louisville or Boston College. Their average class ranking was fifth in the ACC, and 31st in the nation – and three of the four years were just around the Top 25 marker in the nation.
Many of the Virginia Tech stars from last year are gone – Bucky Hodges, Isaiah Ford, Jerrod Evans, and so on. Their top five rushers have over 100 yards, but leading rusher Travon McMillan only has 162 yards.
Redshirt Freshman Josh Jackson has thrown eleven scores to one pick and has thrown for 9.8 yards per attempt; and his top target is senior receiver Cam Phillips.
Defensively, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and cornerback Brandon Facyson are the star players that could make an impact on the game.
Virginia Tech will be the closest game yet, but Clemson is more talented across the board. Clemson should win in a tough game,
Prediction: Clemson 35 Virginia tech 24