DEJA VU IN ATLANTA - Clemson pummels Georgia Tech 73-7
History repeated itself Saturday in Atlanta, Ga. for top-ranked Clemson University.
The Tigers erupted for 67 unanswered points in a 73-7 rout of Georgia Tech. The victory extended Clemson’s road-winning streak to 14 and ACC-record regular season winning streak to 34.
The margin of victory was the 2nd highest in school history against a Football Bowl Subdivision team. Ironically, the record was the historic 1903 contest in which Clemson also scored 73 points in a shutout win over Georgia Tech.
Clemson (5-0, 4-0) piled up 52 points in the first half behind five touchdown passes from quarterback Trevor Lawrence. He was 22-27 passing for 391 yards in the 1st half and set a career-high with 405 passing yards.
It was the most points scored in a first half against an ACC opponent since the Tigers scored 49 against Wake Forest during the 1981 national championship season.
Wide receiver Amari Rodgers had a career-high 161 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns and running back Travis Etienne recorded a touchdown on 11 rushing attempts for 44 yards.
Gray Collegiate graduate Hunter Helms entered the game in the 2nd half and threw his 1st career collegiate touchdown to Kobe Pace.
Clemson returns home Oct. 24 to face Syracuse, who were routed at home 38-21 by Liberty University. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for noon.