Clemson Defeats Georgia Tech 42-21

Georgia Tech started out aggressively but was unable to slow down Clemson’s offense and wound up losing to the Tigers 42-21.

The Yellow Jackets capitalized off a muffed fake punt from Clemson that became a turnover to the Jackets that led to a touchdown drive. But the Jackets couldn’t keep Clemson in check for long.

Clemson would score six touchdowns, three more than Tech, whose quarterback, Hayes King, went 13 of 31 for 129 yards. He scored two touchdowns but was responsible for four interceptions. Tech’s most noteworthy performance was in the fourth quarter, as Dante Smith took a 32-yard pass from King to score one of three Tech TDs in the game.

Clemson’s Cade Klubnik went 23 of 34 for 204 yards. He produced four TDs and only threw one interception.

Tech’s Jamal Hayes had 15 carries for 104 rushing yards. Christian Leary got 41 receiving yards from two receptions.

Georgia Tech falls to 5-5 for the year and ranks 7th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Georgia Tech’s next game is November 18th, against Syracuse.

BY THE NUMBERS Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-5) 21 Clemson Tigers  (6-4) 42 ✅
Score trend 7-0-0-14 0-21-7-14
Total Yards 254 465
Pass Yards 137 205
Rush Yards 117 260
First Downs 13 25
Third Down Conversions 6 (16) 7(16)
Penalties/Yards 4/38 6/69
Turnovers 4 (int) 1 (int)
Time Possession 23:08 36.52