ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 29: Preston Lyons #27 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets jumps over J.C. Lanier #71 and Corico Hawkins #42 of the Clemson Tigers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Week 9 College Football Scores: Georgia Tech Upsets Clemson, Virginia Tech Slips By Duke

Clemson's national title hopes are likely over after suffering a 31-17 loss in Atlanta to Georgia Tech. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech nearly suffered a disastrous loss, but held on to top Duke.

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Week 9 College Football Scores: Georgia Tech Upsets Clemon, Spoils Tigers' Title Hopes

So much for Clemson being a national title contender. The No. 6-ranked Tigers finally laid the egg many expected them to lay, falling 31-17 to Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Tevin Washington rushed for 176 yards from the quarterback position and the Yellow Jackets were never really threatened.

The Tigers took the early lead, but Georgia Tech was all over them afterwards. The Yellow Jackets scored 24 unanswered points to take a 24-3 lead. Clemson never really threatened after that.

The Tigers still lead the ACC's Atlantic Division and will likely make the ACC Championship Game, so not all is lost. However, in losing this game, their great season suffered a setback.

In other ACC action, surprising Wake Forest got a dose of reality, getting blown out in Chapel Hill by North Carolina. Giovani Bernard rushed for three touchdowns to lead North Carolina to the 49-24 victory.

For more on the game, Clemson fans should visit Shakin' The Southland. For more on Georgia Tech, visit From the Rumble Seat and SB Nation Atlanta. For more on North Carolina, visit Carolina March. For more on the Demon Deacons, visit Blogger So Dear.


College Football Scores, Week 9: Virginia Tech Survives Duke, Florida State Routs North Carolina State

Virginia Tech should have blown Duke out. Instead, the Hokies survived with a narrow win in early Week 9 ACC football action. Virginia Tech held off two late drives by the Blue Devils and walked away from Durham with a 14-10 win, keeping the Hokies in control in the Coastal Division.

Virginia Tech went ahead early, but Duke rallied late. The Blue Devils drove the ball to the Hokies' 15-yard line before faltering on fourth down with 4:37 remaining in the game. Duke got the ball back with under two minutes left, but Sean Renfree was intercepted.

In other early ACC action, Florida State continued its surge with a 34-0 win over North Carolina State. E.J. Manuel threw for 321 yards and the Seminoles' defense was stout for the second week in a row.

For more on the Wolfpack, visit Backing the Pack. For all your Seminoles needs, try Tomahawk Nation and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Hokies, visit Gobbler Country.


College Football Schedule, Week 9: Clemson Faces Georgia Tech In Key ACC Showdown

Clemson takes on Georgia Tech and Wake Forest looks to continue its surprising season against North Carolina in this week's ACC football schedule.

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