Eye-popping numbers from Clemson’s rout of Georgia Tech
Clemson's 73-7 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday was a historically lopsided affair. The No. 1 Tigers entered halftime with a 52-7 lead and it didn't get much prettier for the Yellow Jackets despite Clemson sitting its starters late in the game.
Trevor Lawrence, the Heisman favorite and projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, was in typical form despite throwing an interception for the first time since Oct. 19, 2019. Wideout Amari Rodgers was the beneficiary of Lawrence's arm and hauled in six catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns to lead Clemson.
Here are some of the eye-popping numbers from the blowout game:
52-7: Clemson's halftime lead.
52 percent: Clemson on third down (9 for 17)
14 percent: Georgia Tech on third down (2 for 14)
671: Clemson total yards
204: Georgia Tech total yards
410: Lawrence passing and rushing yards
12.6: Average distance of Lawrence's pass attempts
5.8: Georgia Tech quarterbacks' average distance on pass attempts
500: Clemson passing yards
81: Georgia Tech passing yards
33: Clemson pass completions, on 40 attempts
6: Georgia Tech pass completions, on 14 attempts
66: The number of unanswered points by Clemson. The Tigers scored a touchdown at 6:14 in the first quarter to start the streak of TDs that didn't end until the 7:41 mark in the fourth quarter.
35-0: Second quarter points scored by both teams
17: Clemson players who caught a pass
4: Georgia Tech players who caught a pass
4: The number of Clemson players who threw a pass — including a punter
13: Points Clemson scored on kicks
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