The Clemson football team needs very little to get going.
They outlasted No. 13 Auburn and ran over No. 17 Louisville, while shutting down the unstoppable 2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson, en route to a perfect 4-0 record.
One of my favorite plays of Saturday night. So difficult to defend Lamar Jackson in the read option, and this is an absolute CLINIC. pic.twitter.com/PqimQMkI3t— Dear Old Clemson (@DearOldClemson) September 19, 2017
The Tigers have put themselves up there with Alabama, as one of the best teams in the country. This Saturday, they'll face another test with a trip to No. 12 Virginia Tech.
A recent interview with Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell, a Virginia native, revealed some extra motivation in this weekend's matchup.
Local product Clelin Ferrell, who returns to his home state Saturday was reportedly cussed at after rejecting VT. https://t.co/5NiUEPr598— ESPN Richmond (@ESPNRichmond) September 27, 2017
The young defensive end grew up adoring the Hokies, but after he chose Clemson over the in-state school, the Tech staff quickly turned on him.
This weekend the Hokies will learn that you never poke the bear.