Clemson football embarrassed Georgia Tech Saturday in Atlanta.
This was the second-worst loss for the Yellow Jackets at home to Clemson football. The worst? A 73-0 defeat in 1903 and after that game, Georgia Tech was able to lure Tigers head coach John Heisman with a $50 a year raise ($2500 in 2020 spending power).
Safe to say that Tech will not be stealing the Tigers head coach anytime soon.
For the first time since these teams started playing in 1898, Clemson has won three times in Atlanta and six straight overall. The last time the Tigers lost in Atlanta was the infamous 2014 game when then Clemson football offensive coordinator Chad Morris called eight straight runs for Deshaun Watson, who would tear his ACL.
Instead of going up 14-0, backup QB Cole Stoudt would come in and throw a picks six which flipped the game on its head. (He threw a second one later in the game)
Clemson football rolled behind Trevor Lawrence.
Trever threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns against Tech on Saturday in what was his last college game near his hometown of Cartersville, GA. He put on quite a show in the two quarters that he played against Georgia Tech and did so during a day that senior running back Travis Etienne didn’t have his best game.
Etienne ended up with just 44 yards rushing, his lowest output since the Ohio State semifinal in the 2019 College Football Playoffs.
It’s hard to tell what upset the Yellow Jackets fan base more – the 73-7 final score or that the Tigers had punter Will Spiers in at quarterback to end the game. Spiers was one of four players to throw more than one pass Saturday afternoon. Walk-on Hunter Helms attempted seven passes and threw two of the Tigers three second-half touchdowns.
The biggest takeaway from Saturday in Atlanta that Bobby Dodd is no longer a house of horrors for Clemson football and despite what Geoff Collins is doing in Atlanta, they are years away from competing with Clemson.