NCAA Game Summary - Georgia Tech at Clemson|
(Saturday, October 23rd)
Final Score: Clemson 27, Georgia Tech 13
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 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
Clemson was an impressive 9-of-15 on third-down conversions. The Tigers
averaged 6.2 yards per offensive snap.
10/23 20:10:17 ET