It’s Game Day in Death Valley! Clemson looks for their second ACC victory of the year as they battle Georgia Tech.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Death Valley (81,500)
Kickoff: 3:30 PM
Announcers: Mike Patrick, Craig James
2010 Record: Clemson 3-3 Georgia Tech 5-2
ACC Record: Clemson 1-2 Georgia Tech 3-1
Series History: Georgia Tech leads 49-24-2
Last Meeting: Georgia Tech won 39-34 in ACC Championship Game in 2009
Nesbitt Closing on Dantzler Record
Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt needs just 44 yards to set the ACC career mark for rushing by a quarterback. The record is currently held by former Tiger Woody Dantzler. Woody has 2,761 yards rushing in his career from 1998-2001.
Swinney Battles Jackets for 4th Time
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney will coach is 28th game Saturday, and it will the the fourth time Dabo has faced the Jackets. Georgia Tech has won all three previous meetings, but they have been close.
In his first game as a head coach Dabo faced the Jackets in 2008. Georgia Tech won a close game 21-17.
Last year Georgia Tech won an early season matchup 30-27. The Tigers ralled to take the lead in the second half, but came up just short.
The two teams met again in the ACC Championship. Neither team punted and the Tigers had the lead with just a few minutes to go, but the Jackets scored last to win 39-34.
Bowers on Record Pace
Clemson junior defensive end DaQuan Bowers has nine sacks in the first six games of the season. No Tiger has ever had as many after six games. The previous high was 6.5 sacks in 2006 by Bowers’ mentor Gaines Adams.
The Clemson record for sacks is 16 by Keith Adams in 1999. The record for a defensive lineman at Clemson is 12.5 by Gaines Adams in 2006.
3-3 Start Familiar for Tigers
For the fifth time in nine years the Tigers have started 3-3 on the season. It is also the ninth time in sixteen years. The Tigers have started 3-3 the past three years.
Parker in Top Ten
Clemson starting quarterback Kyle Parker has moved into the Top Ten in three career categories for the Tigers. In just his second year Kyle is now in the top ten in passing yard, completions and touchdowns. Parker has 282 completions good for ninth on the Clemson career list. He needs just six more to move ahead of Steve Fuller on the all-time list.
Kyle has 3,498 passing yards good for tenth on the all-time list. His 27 touchdowns is good enough for sixth best all-time for the Tigers.
Robert: Clemson 35 Georgia Tech 17
Lee: Clemson 31 Georgia Tech 27