Boxscore
Clemson 27, Georgia Tech 13
Saturday, October 23, 2010 3:30 PM
Location - Clemson Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 77000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Georgia Tech 0 3 10 0 13
Clemson 10 7 7 3 27

Recap

Clemson jumped all over visiting Georgia Tech early, and did just enough the rest of the way to win a 27-13 decision on Saturday.

The host Tigers scored on three of their first four possessions, with Andre Ellington’s second touchdown run of the day giving them a 17-0 advantage less than a minute into the second period. Ellington finished with 166 yards rushing on 20 carries and added a receiving touchdown to help Clemson coach Dabo Swinney notch his first career victory over the Yellow Jackets.

The Tigers (4-3, 2-2 ACC) won because they did a much better job of slowing down Georgia Tech’s spread option rushing attack than they had in previous meetings. The Yellow Jackets (5-3, 3-2) entered the game ranked second nationally in rushing at better than 328 yards per game, but totaled just 242 against Clemson.

Nevertheless, the reigning ACC champions drew within 24-13 when quarterback Joshua Nesbitt and fullback Anthony Allen teamed up for a 9-yard scoring strike on the final play of the third period.

Allen finished with 130 yards of total offense (92 rushing, 38 receiving) to pace the Yellow Jackets.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:07
Clemson   TD  Clemson 7 - Georgia Tech 0
1st Quarter - 3:15
Clemson   FG  Clemson 10 - Georgia Tech 0
2nd Quarter - 13:50
Clemson   TD  Clemson 17 - Georgia Tech 0
2nd Quarter - 0:23
Georgia Tech   FG  Clemson 17 - Georgia Tech 3
3rd Quarter - 9:46
Georgia Tech   FG  Clemson 17 - Georgia Tech 6
3rd Quarter - 6:05
Clemson   TD  Clemson 24 - Georgia Tech 6
3rd Quarter - 0:00
Georgia Tech   TD  Clemson 24 - Georgia Tech 13
4th Quarter - 3:28
Clemson   FG  Clemson 27 - Georgia Tech 13
TEAMS

Team Records

  Georgia Tech Clemson
W/L 5 - 3 - 0 4 - 3 - 0
Conference 3 - 2 - 0 2 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Georgia Tech Clemson
Score 13 27
First Downs 20 21
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-16
38%
9-for-15
60%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-4
75%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 325 407
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 49-242 35-240
Average/Rush 4.9 6.9
Passing
Comp-Att 6-19 17-27
Passing Yards 83 167
Average/Pass Play 4.2 6.2
Penalties-Yards 5-55 7-62
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 28:56 31:04

PLAYER STATS

Georgia Tech (5 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Nesbitt 6/19 83 1 1
Clemson (4 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Parker 17/27 167 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Allen 17 92 5.4 0
O. Smith 4 54 13.5 0
R. Jones 5 36 7.2 0
L. Cox 2 24 12.0 0
E. Peeples 5 20 4.0 0
S. Hill 1 14 14.0 0
J. Nesbitt 15 2 0.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 20 166 8.3 2
J. Harper 11 56 5.1 0
J. Brown 2 12 6.0 0
K. Parker 2 6 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Allen 2 38 19.0 1
O. Smith 2 37 18.5 0
C. Earls 1 4 4.0 0
S. Hill 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Hopkins 4 50 12.5 0
J. Brown 3 39 13.0 0
J. Harper 2 38 19.0 0
A. Ellington 2 12 6.0 1
D. Allen 1 10 10.0 0
C. Diehl 2 8 4.0 0
B. Ford 1 5 5.0 0
B. McNeal 2 5 2.5 0
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