Clemson Destroys Miami 38-3 to Win 2017 ACC Championship

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		Clemson quarterbacked by Kelly Bryant, carries the nation’s No. 1 ranking into the ACC Championship game

Streeter Lecka Getty Images Clemson quarterbacked by Kelly Bryant, carries the nation’s No. 1 ranking into the ACC Championship game

Clemson celebrates the ACC Championship.

The victor of the ACC Championship Game will likely be selected to the College Football Playoff, while the loser has a chance at a New Year's Six bowl game.

The defending national champions enhanced their status with a dominating performance on both sides of the ball in front of a sold-out Bank of America Stadium crowd of 74,372 - the second largest attendance in ACC Championship Game history.

Kelly Bryant set a championship game record - and surpassed his friend and former teammate Deshaun Watson's mark of 13 - by completing his first 15 passes and finished with 252 yards passing and a 27-yard TD pass to Deon Cain on the way to Clemson's third straight ACC crown.

Local 10's coverage begins at 7 p.m. leading up to the game at 8 p.m. The Tigers rolled over the Hurricanes that season in Miami Gardens, 58-0. Freshman running back Travis Etienne got the scoring started in the first quarter, setting the stage for a balanced Clemson attack that pillaged their way to victory. That group allowed just 214 yards and 10 first downs to help the Tigers win their third straight ACC title and fifth since 2009.

NOTES: Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell, who leads the team with 16 tackles for loss, was named one of five finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award.

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