CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Clemson safety Xavier Brewer got beat, and Virginia Tech got back in the game. What started out as deja vu for the Hokies, whose offense looked out of sync early, turned into a seesaw first quarter in which Virginia Tech got the last word with a 45-yard touchdown pass.
When it comes to the passing game, both Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd and Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas have been evenly matched so far, but what has separated them was Thomas' fumble was on the Hokies' first offensive snap. The turnover led to a touchdown, and it came as somewhat of a surprise, considering Clemson is the team that has struggled with turnovers recently.
It wasn't until about two minutes left in the first half that Virginia Tech running back David Wilson got his first carry of the game.
Odd that the ACC's Player of the Year hasn't had more carries early.