The Clemson football team is on its way to its first conference championship since 1998, but it still has plenty of work to do to clinch the Coastal Division title.
The Tigers won three of its first four games before falling at home to Clemson and the defending ACC champion Virginia Tech Hokies, 34-31.
The Tigers have won seven straight and three of their last four games to start the season.
Clemson finished the regular season at 4-4 overall and 1-3 in ACC play.
The Panthers won their final five games, including the ACC championship game, before falling behind 16-0 in the second half of Saturday’s win.
Clemson was playing in its final regular-season game of the season, the season opener against the defending champion Virginia Cavaliers.
Clemson’s defense forced three turnovers in the first half and scored only two touchdowns in the game.
The Hokies scored a season-high 39 points in the third quarter, but Clemson came back and tied the game with a 37-yard field goal to go up 21-17 with 3:34 left in the period.
But the Tigers had no timeouts, forcing a field goal by sophomore wide receiver Jarrad Davis, who had a 46-yard touchdown reception.
The game-winning field goal was made on a play where the Hokies’ kicker didn’t have time to finish the kick.
Clemson had a chance to extend the lead with a touchdown with 4:08 left, but the Hokie offense blocked the field goal attempt and the Tigers couldn’t convert the extra point.
The defense held the Hokied offense to two field goals, including an 11-yarder by sophomore receiver Shaq Wiggins with 1:24 left.
The Clemson defense held its opponent to 20 yards rushing in the final quarter.
Clemson won for the seventh time in eight games, and has now won 10 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the nation.
Clemson is 5-0 against Virginia Tech, who beat the Hokyas in Charlottesville on Sept. 25.