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FINAL || Clemson 49 • Georgia Tech 21

Sep 22, 2018

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The No. 3/2 Clemson football team opened 2018 ACC play with a 49-21 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday. With the win, which marked Clemson’s fourth straight victory over Georgia Tech for just the third time in program history, Clemson remained undefeated at 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech dropped to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

Offensively, Clemson was powered by Trevor Lawrence and his receiving corps, as the freshman quarterback completed 13 of 18 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns to four different receivers. The Tiger defense did not allow a Yellow Jacket pass completion until late in the third quarter and limited the Georgia Tech offense to just over three yards per play for the game. J.D. Davis led the team with 10 total tackles, including eight solo tackles.


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Notes

  • The 49 points scored by Clemson against Georgia Tech were the Tigers’ most against the Yellow Jackets since 2013.  It was the most scored by Clemson against Georgia Tech in Atlanta since 2003 when the Tigers recorded 55 points.
  • Clemson held Georgia Tech to 146 rushing yards.The Yellow Jackets entered the day ranked No. 1 in rushing offense in the FBS, averaging 392.7 yards per game.
  • Over the past four meetings with Georgia Tech, Clemson has limited the Yellow Jackets to 2.85 yards per carry.
  • Clemson recorded a 248-146 advantage in rushing yards. Clemson has outrushed Georgia Tech in each of the teams’ last four meetings, all Clemson victories.
  • Clemson held Georgia Tech to three completions, Clemson’s seventh time holding an opponent to five or fewer completions since 2016, the most in the FBS.
  • Clemson amassed 480 total yards on offense, including 232 passing and 248 rushing. It marked the third time this season that Clemson has reached 200 passing yards and 200 rushing yards in the same game and the 37th time the program has done so under Head Coach Dabo Swinney. Clemson is undefeated (37-0) in those contests.

Second Half Photos

Photos by Carl Ackerman, David Platt, Dawson Powers, Maddie Williams and Justin Pondexter

First Half Photos

Photos by Carl Ackerman, David Platt, Dawson Powers, Maddie Williams and Justin Pondexter

Pregame Photos

Photos by Carl Ackerman, David Platt, Dawson Powers, Maddie Williams and Justin Pondexter