Tigers earn fifth straight ACC title

By Alex Maminakis
Courtesy The Journal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Clemson’s stars shined bright, and its ACC dominance continued on Saturday night in a historic fifth-straight conference championship game victory.

The No. 3 Tigers beat No. 23 Virginia 62-17 in the ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium to maintain their place atop the ACC and solidify a spot in the College Football Playoff, where they will take on No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 28. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the Peach Bowl, which will pit No. 1 LSU against No. 4 Oklahoma, with a national championship on the line.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passed for 302 yards and four touchdowns, Tee Higgins caught nine passes for 182 yards and three scores, and Travis Etienne rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown as the Tigers

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