Clemson RB Andre Ellington made Tech’s secondary look foolish again, this time on a ten-yard screen from Kyle Parker. As Ellington advanced towards the goal line, Tech CB Mario Butler actually began backpedaling. Butler was backpedaling while squaring up Ellington. If you ever want to see what a shook defender looks like, that was it. Ellington in purple is giving this defense all sorts of C.J. Spiller shudders.
Ellington now has 137 yards and three touchdowns, and this one is just about to get out of hand unless the Jackets can get in the end zone. Clemson now has 322 total yards, and this is already Parker’s third-best day of the season. Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins has 50 yards receiving, compared to Tech’s 74 total passing yards.
Dabo Swinney is in great position to beat Paul Johnson for the first time. Now or never, Jackets. That meme about this offense not being built to play from behind? Officially relevant right now.