Tigers will face Georgia Tech in ACC title game

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 2:20 AM
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CLEMSON, S.C. - C.J. Spiller scored a touchdown Saturday in his final game at Death Valley and No. 18 Clemson beat Virginia 34-21 on the day the Tigers wrapped up their first trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game.

Clemson's Jacoby Ford, foreground, falls into the end zone after a touchdown reception during the first half  AP
Clemson's Jacoby Ford, foreground, falls into the end zone after a touchdown reception during the first half

The Tigers (8-3, 6-2 ACC) won their sixth consecutive game, but had the Atlantic Division wrapped up as they kicked off thanks to North Carolina's 31-13 victory against Boston College.

Clemson will face Coastal division winner Georgia Tech in two weeks at Tampa, Fla.

Spiller had a 4-yard touchdown run and set the ACC's single-season all-purpose yardage mark, surpassing the 2,059 of Virginia's Thomas Jones in 1999.

Virginia (3-8, 2-5) kept things close in the first half, its 21 points more than it had put up in any of its previous five games. However, the Cavaliers were shut out the final 30 minutes and lost their fifth in a row.

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Riverman1 11/21/09 - 05:36 am
Spiller is the most talented

Spiller is the most talented and loyal player to ever wear the Orange. He picked us as a surprise after a visit and has stayed in college, hoping along with all of us that an ACC title would come. His wish may come true. This team came back from the dead and will likely get to play Ga Tech again in the championship game. If they win that one, guess who they likely play again in the Orange Bowl? TCU!!! How many teams get a shot at playing those who have beaten them again? Too bad we can't play Maryland again and take revenge on them too. We'll have to wait to next year to do that.

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