Clemson began Saturday’s sport at Georgia Tech with some sloppy play and located itself tied with the Yellow Jackets halfway via the primary quarter.
The No. 1 Tigers ended Saturday’s sport at Georgia Tech with 66 consecutive factors, 671 yards of offense and its most lopsided victory ever within the ACC.
Clemson pounded Georgia Tech 73-7 at Bobby Dodd Stadium, avoiding any letdown per week after a High 10 win over Miami —and whereas enjoying on the street at midday at a spot that they’ve traditionally struggled.
“Good groups present up prepared. Nice groups get higher,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney mentioned. “I believed we grew up final week and I believed we obtained higher this week. That was the target.”
The Tigers scored 70 factors towards an ACC opponent for the primary time since 2018 towards Louisville and solely the third time ever. The 66-point victory surpasses the earlier excessive of 61 factors, which got here in that 77-16 victory over Louisville in 2018.
Clemson additionally scored its most factors in a half towards an ACC workforce at school historical past on Saturday with 52 within the opening two quarters.
Georgia Tech is permitting a most of 11,000 followers at house video games this season and had a capability crowd Saturday. The one tickets Clemson acquired went to members of the family, however loads of Tigers followers bought seats on the secondary market.
“Large, large win for us,” Swinney mentioned. “A giant win on the street. Recognize our followers who had been right here.”
Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who entered the sport because the Heisman favourite, handed for 391 yards and 5 touchdowns within the first half alone. He completed the day 24-of-32 passing for a profession excessive 404 yards and the 5 scores earlier than exiting the sport after one collection within the second half.
Lawrence’s favourite goal on the day was senior receiver Amari Rodgers, who caught six passes for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Lawrence additionally tossed landing passes to Cornell Powell, Davis Allen and Frank Ladson.
The Tigers had 4 gamers try passes, together with punter Will Spiers.
“I challenged our guys at halftime as a result of that’s the place we actually must develop probably the most is the depth of our workforce, persevering with to play effectively,” Swinney mentioned. “They’re in the identical conferences. They’re in the identical practices. The usual doesn’t change.”
Ten completely different Tigers had dashing makes an attempt, together with defensive deal with Nyles Pinckney, who scored on a 1-yard run from the jumbo package deal within the second quarter. And 17 completely different Clemson gamers caught passes.
The Tigers did make a few errors. Along with Lawrence’s first interception of the yr, Travis Etienne fumbled for the primary time in 2020. But it surely didn’t matter as Clemson rolled.
Defensively the Tigers had 12 tackles for loss with Mike Jones Jr. and Tyler Davis main the way in which with two every. Nolan Turner added an interception.
Subsequent Clemson soccer sport
Who: Clemson vs Syracuse
The place: Memorial Stadium in Clemson
When: Midday Saturday, Oct. 24
TV: ESPN or ACC Community (TBD)
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Clemson vs. Georgia Tech scoring performs
CLE—Powell 5 move from Lawrence (Potter kick), 7:55.
GT—Jal.Camp 59 move from J.Sims (Kelley kick), 6:32.
CLE—Rodgers 83 move from Lawrence (Potter kick), 6:14.
CLE—FG Potter 30, 4:03.
CLE—Da.Allen 34 move from Lawrence (Potter kick), 12:43.
CLE—Pinckney 1 run (Potter kick), 7:05.
CLE—Ladson 8 move from Lawrence (Potter kick), 3:14.
CLE—Etienne 3 run (Potter kick), 2:10.
CLE—Rodgers 16 move from Lawrence (Potter kick), :16.
CLE—Mellusi 5 run (Potter kick), 8:21.
CLE—Tempo 7 move from Helms (Potter kick), 11:38.
CLE—Ajou 35 move from Helms (Swanson kick), 7:41.
Clemson vs Georgia Tech stats
RUSHING—Clemson, Etienne 11-44, Dixon 5-32, Dukes 3-31, Tempo 4-21, Mellusi 5-21, Rencher 3-10, Lawrence 3-6, Helms 1-2, Phommachanh 2-2, Pinckney 1-1. Georgia Tech, Gibbs 15-67, Massey 3-47, Do.Smith 6-30, Jam.Griffin 2-7, Jordan-Swilling 3-0, Yates 2-(minus 5), J.Sims 13-(minus 23).
PASSING—Clemson, Lawrence 24-32-1-404, W.Spiers 2-3-0-13, Helms 5-7-0-74, Phommachanh 2-7-0-9. Georgia Tech, J.Sims 6-13-1-81, Yates 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING—Clemson, Rodgers 6-161, Powell 4-50, Da.Allen 3-67, Ladson 3-21, Etienne 2-29, E.Williams 2-29, Tempo 2-21, W.Swinney 2-13, Ajou 1-35, Capehart 1-20, Chalk 1-12, D.Swinney 1-12, Dixon 1-9, W.Brown 1-9, Ngata 1-6, J.Lay 1-5, Might 1-1. Georgia Tech, Gibbs 3-23, Jal.Camp 1-59, A.Brown 1-2, Do.Smith 1-(minus 3).
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.