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.

Elsewhere

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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