Clemson routs UVA 62-17 in the ACC championship game

Tanya Simon
December 10, 2019

Dabo Swinney will get the chance to add a third national championship to his impressive resume at Clemson.

"No one has ever done that", Lawrence said. "We just want to be in there somewhere". The game opened as a pick'em, but Clemson is already up to -2 favorites at some sportsbooks. No coaching staff in the country is better prepared for the 15-game schedule of the playoff era, and while critics found reasons to downgrade Clemson early in the season, there's not a flaw to be found as we enter the time for real championship contention.

Here are three things to know about the game.

"I think so", Lawrence said after the game.

Manuel said earlier in the year Lawrence's interceptions surprised many who expected the sophomore to be ideal.

Virginia's protection sacked Lawrence twice within the opening half (Clemson had allowed exclusively 11 sacks within the common season) and Perkins accounted for 177 yards the primary 30 minutes - nearly as many because the 194 yards the Tigers allowed in a 38-Three win final week over SC.

Higgins completed with 182 yards receiving yards and the three TDs, each bests in ACC Championship recreation play.

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"Basically everyone that touches the ball is very skilled, very capable", Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall said.

Clemson has been waiting all season for an opportunity to showcase how it stacks up against the other top teams in college football. We got here out with a fireplace.

Virginia's defense sacked Lawrence twice in the opening half (Clemson had allowed only 11 sacks in the regular season) and Perkins accounted for 177 yards the first 30 minutes - almost as many as the 194 yards the Tigers allowed in a 38-3 win last week over SC.

Perkins, the ACC's chief in whole offense, had 324 of the Cavaliers' 387 yards, which have been a season excessive allowed by Clemson's protection this season.

"In championship video games, you have to count on some adversity", Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons stated. Perkins additionally set the Cavaliers' single-season report with 3,215 yards.

But in March Swinney had an urge to call Bennett in the midst of the NCAA Tournament and tell him the Cavaliers would win a crown of their own.

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