ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 29: Darryl Dickey #11 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets celebrates their 31-17 win over the Clemson Tigers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Georgia Tech Vs. Clemson: Jackets Spoil Tigers' Title Hopes, 31-17

Georgia Tech solidified its season with a marquee win against a suddenly elite rival, and is now in fine shape in the ACC.

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College Football Rankings Week 10: Georgia Tech's Upset Win Over Clemson Puts Them At No. 23

Georgia Tech re-enters the USA Today Coaches Poll this week at No. 23, while the Georgia Bulldogs rise to No. 21.


Georgia Tech Vs. Clemson Final Score: Jackets Knock Off Tigers, 31-17

The Clemson Tigers are officially out of the national championship run after falling, 31-17, to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. We've all been waiting on Clemson to deploy a Clemson, and there you have it.

A straight-up upset wouldn't quite count as a vintage Clemsoning, but a decisive collapse against a conference rival certainly does. If not for a badly missed offside call, this one would've been something like 38-17.

And if not for a bad interception (lots of it nots!), Tevin Washington would earn some national recognition for his numbers in this one: He picked up 176 on the ground, along with a touchdown, plus 60 yards passing. Sammy Watkins got his, reaching 153 yards receiving, but the lack of a running game complement hurt Clemson, along with Tech's fast start.

Up next for the 7-2 Jackets, who are now 4-2 in the ACC: a Saturday off, followed by the Virginia Tech Hokies in Atlanta on a Thursday night for what could be the Coastal Division title. Considering the way VT looked against the Duke Blue Devils, a second-straight home upset isn't out of the question. Tech might even be favored in that one.

Meanwhile, the Tigers are still in the running for the ACC title and a BCS bowl bid. But nothing more than that.

For more information on the Yellow Jackets, check out From The Rumble Seat, for more Clemson news check out Shakin The Southland. For more on everything college football, check out SB Nation's college football hub.

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