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.
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.