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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, pats Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) on the shoulder following their win over Pittsburgh in an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

No. 4 Clemson seeks sixth-straight berth in ACC championship

Dec. 3, 2020 7:23 PM EST

No. 4 Clemson (9-1, 8-1 ACC, No. 3 CFP) at Virginia Tech (4-5. 4-4), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Clemson by 22. Series record: Clemson leads 22-12-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Tigers can clinch a sixth consecutive berth in the ACC championship, and a rematch with No. 2 Notre Dame, which beat the...

Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9) runs the ball during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

No. 4 Clemson looks for clincher at struggling Virginia Tech

Dec. 3, 2020 7:08 PM EST

Clemson is one victory away from a sixth consecutive trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game and the No. 4 Tigers would seem to be facing Virginia Tech at the right time. The Hokies (4-5, 4-4) have lost three straight as their running game, once among the best in the country, has struggled in...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney signals to his players during the second quarter against Notre Dame in an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. Swinney has been critical of Florida State after last weekend's Clemson-FSU game was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

No. 4 Tigers take aim at clinching spot in ACC title game

Dec. 3, 2020 4:00 AM EST

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 13: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 4 Clemson at Virginia Tech. The Tigers (8-1, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) can lock up a berth in the conference championship game — and a rematch with unbeaten No. 2 Notre Dame — with a victory. The Hokies...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) runs off the field after the team's win over Pittsburgh in an NCAA college football game Saturday, NovĀ 28, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

In the ACC, even without fans, there's no place like home

Dec. 2, 2020 1:37 PM EST

Clemson’s Death Valley does not have as many signs of life on game days. Hard Rock Stadium is often very quiet when Miami scores. Lane Stadium isn’t shaking atop its foundation when Virginia Tech takes the field before kickoff. These are obvious deviations from the norms, further proof that nothing...

Hokies backup quarterback Quincy Patterson to transfer

Nov. 30, 2020 6:25 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech backup quarterback Quincy Patterson has decided to transfer. Coach Justin Fuente made the announcement Monday, shortly before Patterson confirmed his decision in a Twitter post. “Through thought, prayer and countless discussions with my parents and other...

Pittsburgh wide receiver DJ Turner (7) comes up short of the end zone as he is tackled by Virginia Tech defensive back Divine Deablo (17) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pickett leads shorthanded Pitt by Virginia Tech 47-14

Nov. 21, 2020 8:53 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team reeling from a bout with COVID-19 that threatened to derail the rest of the season, Pittsburgh senior quarterback Kenny Pickett stood up in front of his teammates as the Panthers prepared to face Virginia Tech and provided a very blunt reminder about the bond they shared....

FILE - Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi wears a face shield as he watches his team play against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Narduzzi says Georgia Tech quarterback Jeff Sims' growth in making decisions is impressive for a freshman. Pitt's fierce pass rush will be a new test for Sims' ability to remain poised in the pocket on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Pitt, Virginia Tech hoping to emerge from ACC's messy middle

Nov. 19, 2020 1:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's supposed to be Senior Day for Pittsburgh wide receive DJ Turner and the nearly two dozen other Panthers scheduled to play at Heinz Field for the last time on Saturday when Pitt hosts Virginia Tech. Technically, it still is. Maybe. It all depends. Because, well, everything during 2020...

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

No. 9 Miami rallies behind King, D to beat Va. Tech 25-24

Nov. 14, 2020 5:32 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — After coming precariously close to not being able to play Virginia Tech because of COVID-19 issues, No. 9 Miami came away with one of its gutsiest victories of the season. D’Eriq King threw for 255 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score, rallying the Hurricanes to a 25-24...

Liberty quarterback Malik Willis throws a touchdown pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Nov. 7 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

No. 22 Flames look to keep rolling against debuting WCU

Nov. 12, 2020 5:08 PM EST

Western Carolina (0-0) at No. 22 Liberty (7-0), Saturday at noon EST (ESPN3). Line: Liberty by 32 1/2. Series record: Series tied 3-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Flames made some believers last week with their dramatic victory at Virginia Tech, but have little to gain against a team making its 2020 debut as...

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) runs past North Carolina State linebacker Isaiah Moore, obscured at left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Raleigh, N.C. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

No. 9 Miami clinging to title hopes when it visits Hokies

Nov. 12, 2020 3:22 PM EST

No. 9 Miami (6-1, 5-1 ACC) at Virginia Tech (4-3, 4-2), Saturday at noon EST (ESPN2). Line: Virginia Tech by 2. Series record: Miami leads 22-15. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Hurricanes likely need to win out to retain any chance to play for the conference title because they lost to No. 4 Clemson and are not...