Clemson moves into AP Top 10

Associated PressOctober 3, 2011 

This is one football Clemson coach Dabo Swinney won't ever let go.

Tight end Dwayne Allen gave Swinney a game ball on behalf of the players after No. 8 Clemson defeated Virginia Tech 23-3 on Saturday. It was a well-deserved honor considering the Tigers' run this season.

Clemson (5-0, 2-0 ACC) became the first Atlantic Coast Conference team to ever defeat three straight Top 25 opponents with wins against Auburn and Florida State coming before the victory against the Hokies.


No. 6 Stanford 45, UCLA 19: Andrew Luck threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns and padded his Heisman Trophy resume with an acrobatic one-handed catch, keeping host Stanford perfect.

No. 25 Arizona St. 35, Oregon St. 20: Cameron Marshall bulled his way to two touchdowns in the second half and No. 25 Arizona State overcame four turnovers.

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