Georgia Tech Steamrolled By Rival Clemson Tigers, 27-13

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs. Clemson Tigers Game Recap, Final Score, And Stats

Clemson, SC (Sports Network) – Andre Ellington ran for a career-high 166 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Clemson Tigers over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 27-13, in this ACC matchup at Memorial Stadium.

Kyle Parker was 17-of-27 through the air for the Tigers (4-3, 2-2 ACC), who have won their last two after suffering a three-game losing streak. DeAndre Hopkins caught four balls for 50 yards.

Anthony Allen picked up 92 rushing yards on 17 carries for the Yellow Jackets (5-3, 3-2), who saw a three-game winning streak snapped. He also caught two passes for 38 yards and a touchdown. Joshua Nesbitt was just 6-of-19 through the air for only 83 yards with one interception and a touchdown.

The Tigers got on the scoreboard when Ellington raced 55 yards for a touchdown just two minutes into the opening quarter. Chandler Catanzaro booted a 38-yard field goal to extend Clemson’s lead to 10-0 with just over three minutes left in the period.

Ellington’s second touchdown of the afternoon, this one a 42-yard burst, made it a 17-0 game just over a minute into the second period. Scott Blair got the Yellow Jackets on the board with a 26-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the first half.

Blair added a second field goal, this one also from 26 yards, just over five minutes into the third quarter. Clemson responded three-and-a-half minutes later when Parker found Ellington on a 10-yard touchdown pass.

Nesbitt brought the Yellow Jackets closer when he hit Allen with a nine-yard scoring pass on the last play of the third quarter.

Catanzaro finished the scoring with a 21-yard field goal with three-and-a-half minutes left. Clemson was an impressive 9-of-15 on third-down conversions. The Tigers averaged 6.2 yards per offensive snap.


Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs. Clemson Tigers Final Score: 27-13, Tigers Beat Tech At Its Own Game

The Clemson Tigers pounded out a disheartening 15-play drive taking up almost eight minutes of fourth-quarter clock, culminating in a chip shot field goal. Georgia Tech’s game only works when it’s the team doing 70 yards of slugging, not the other way around. The time means more than the score at this point, as it’s still a two-point game, but Tech’s offense isn’t going to be able to score twice without a gift turnover of some sort.

Play after play, the Jacket defense knew what was coming, but couldn’t do a thing about it. That sentence covers the drive, the whole game, and much of the season.

Clemson is 13 yards away from outrushing Tech and is only a minute shy in the time of possession battle. Actually, scratch that. Tech’s first play from scrimmage: a long interception by Joshua Nesbitt, picked off by Clemson S Andre McDaniel.

Dabo Swinney, take a victory lap. Paul Johnson is two minutes away from being 3-1 against Tech’s ACC archrivals. Death Valley has broken out in the HEY HEY HEY GOOD BYE song, half of 2009 has been avenged, and Tech falls to 5-3. Clemson’s ACC hopes are still flickering, while the Jackets have to hope to steal at least one from among Miami, Virginia Tech, and Georgia to keep the program’s bowl streak alive. Yes, we still get to play Duke.

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