Even with new quarterbacks this season, both offenses head into this matchup humming. The Tigers, behind Kelly Bryant, are putting up 37.8 points per game. Most of the unit’s production this season has come on the ground, where Bryant and tailbacks Tavien Feaster and Travis Etienne all benefit from a physically imposing line. But Clemson’s passing game, at least so far, hasn’t been nearly as potent as it was a year ago. The Hokies, with redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Jackson and senior wide receiver Cam Phillips, have one of the ACC’s best air attacks. They lead the league with 11 passing touchdowns.
Virginia Tech receiver Cam Phillips says he won’t be watching ESPN’s “College GameDay,” which will air live from Blacksburg on Saturday.