The South : Penalty Gives Clemson Second Chance and 20-17 Win
David Treadwell kicked a 36-yard field goal with no time on the clock to give Clemson a 48-20 victory over Virginia Tech Saturday at Blacksburg, Va.
The winning kick came after Virginia Tech was called for roughing the kicker and penalized five yards when Treadwell’s 41-yard attempt with four seconds left fell short.
Virginia Tech quarterback Todd Greenwood and tight end Steve Johnson combined for a 21-yard touchdown pass on a fourth and 14 with 5:48 left to give the Hokies a 17-17 tie.
Clemson took a 17-10 lead at 8:14 of the fourth quarter on a 46-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Randy Anderson to wide receiver Ray Williams. Anderson got off the pass as he was being knocked down by Tech defensive back Noland Hazzard.
Clemson (1-0) fumbled and lost the ball five times to tie a school record. Virginia Tech (0-3) converted one of the miscues into a touchdown. That score came with 10:47 left in the first half, when Hokie quarterback Mark Cox passed for nine yards to Greg Brooks to give Tech a 7-0 lead.
Clemson made it 7-3 with 42 seconds left in the half on a 31-yard field goal by Treadwell.
Virginia Tech increased its lead to 10-7 with 7:51 left in the third quarter on a 20-yard field goal by Tom Taricani.
With 14:22 remaining in the game, Clemson tied the score at 10-10 on a two-yard run by tailback Kenny Flowers. The score came after Clemson cornerback Perry Williams stripped the ball from Tech tailback Eddie Hunter, and Clemson’s Richard McCullough recovered at the Hokies’ 42-yard line.
Georgia Tech 28, North Carolina State 18--John Dewberry passed for three touchdowns, two to Gary Lee, as Georgia Tech won at Raleigh, S.C., for its 500th victory.
Dewberry’s touchdowns, all in the first half, wiped out N.C. State’s 7-0 lead, and the Yellow Jackets used seven sacks--five from defensive end Pat Swilling--to keep the Wolfpack in a hole most of the game.
N.C. State quarterback Erik Kramer hit Rickey Isom on a 23-yard touchdown with 1:13 left and connected with Ralph Britt for a two-point conversion to get within 10 points, but an onside kick failed and time ran out.
Dewberry completed 10 of 20 pass for 197 yards.
William & Mary 28, Norfolk State 15--Stan Yagiello threw three touchdown passes to Ron Gillam to lead William & Mary at Williamsburg, Va.
Yagiello, who connected on 28 of 44 passes for 345 yards, hit Gillam with scoring passes of 14, 31 and 11 yards. Gillam totaled 10 receptions for 111 yards.
Michael Clemons, a junior running back, scored on a 94-yard kickoff return on the first play of the second half.
Yagiello passed for 2,800 yards last year and for 295 yards and two touchdowns last week in a 30-23 loss to Wake Forest.
Division I-AA William and Mary is 1-1, as is Division II Norfolk State.
Virgina 40, VMI 15--Howard Petty scoring twice on short runs, and kicker Kenny Stadlin added 16 points to lead Virginia at Charlottesville, Va.
Virginia turned four VMI fumbles, a roughing the kicker penalty and a partially blocked punt into 30 points.
Virginia Coach George Welsch said: “It wasn’t very pretty. It was winning ugly. We won the game, but I don’t think we played very well. And they helped us a lot with all those turnovers.”