Here is the quick recap of the first quarter of the ACC Championship game between Clemson and Virginia Tech at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte:
- Virginia Tech won the toss and deferred until the second half.
- Clemson received to start the game and picked up one first down on its opening drive before punting.
- Virginia Tech started its first drive from its own 25. Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas fumbled on the first play from scrimmage with Clemson defensive end Andre Branch making the recovery on the 24 yard line. Freshman Stephone Anthony forced the fumble.
- Clemson took advantage of the turnover, scoring three plays later on a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tajh Boyd to Dwayne Allen. The drive covered 24 yards on three plays and took: 38 off the clock. Clemson led 7-0 with 11:17 left in the quarter.
- Virginia Tech moved the ball just across midfield on its next possession, but the Hokies ended up punting.
- After the punt, Clemson took over on its own 10. Clemson moved the ball to its own 43 before the drive stalled. The Tigers were unable to convert a 2nd down and one and ended up punting on 4th and one from that spot.
- Virginia Tech took over on its own 23 yard line. The Hokies scored on a four play, 77 yards drive that was capped by a 44 yard touchdown pass from Logan Thomas to D.J. Coles. That tied the game at seven with: 50 left in the quarter.
FIRST QUARTER SCORE: Clemson 7,Virginia Tech 7