Trevor Lawrence disregarded the primary interception he has thrown this season and handed for a career-high 404 yards and 5 touchdowns as No. 1 Clemson beaten Georgia Tech 73-7 on Saturday.
Lawrence finished 24 of 33 passes. All of his scoring passes got here within the Tigers’ dominant first part. Clemson led 52-7 at halftime and stored including to the lead in the second one part, even with second- and third- (and possibly fourth-) stringers at the subject.
Lawrence left the sport after Clemson’s first ownership of the second one part.
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Clemson (Five-Zero, Four-Zero Atlantic Coast Convention) outgained Georgia Tech 671-204. The Tigers compiled an similarly lopsided 29-7 benefit in first downs.
The second one-longest streak of passes with out an interception in ACC historical past ended overdue within the first quarter when Zamari Walton picked off a cross by means of Lawrence.
Underneath force from Georgia Tech’s cross rush, Lawrence overthrew Powell. Walton ended Lawrence’s streak of 367 passes with out an interception.
It used to be Lawrence’s first interception since Oct. 19, 2019 at Louisville. North Carolina State’s Russell Wilson set the ACC report with 379 consecutive passes with out an interception from 2018-19.
In a different way it used to be probably the most highest video games of Lawrence’s profession. His earlier excessive used to be 4 landing passes. He handed that mark within the first part, connecting for 2 scoring passes with Amari Rodgers.
Georgia Tech (2-Three, 2-2) equipped its lovers an early thrill when freshman quarterback Jeff Sims threw a 59-yard scoring cross to Jalen Camp within the first quarter for a 7-7 tie. The Yellow Jackets’ dissatisfied hopes pale temporarily.
Lawrence replied with an 83-yard scoring cross to Rodgers at the Tigers’ subsequent play, and the Yellow Jackets by no means recovered. The lengthy cross sparked a string of 66 consecutive issues scored by means of the Tigers.
Rodgers had six catches for 161 yards. He additionally had a 16-yard TD reception.
Sims misplaced a fumbled shotgun snap to open Georgia Tech’s subsequent ownership, his first of 2 misplaced fumbles. Sims additionally threw an interception.
The Tigers took benefit of a Georgia Tech protection which used to be serious about preventing Travis Etienne and the Clemson operating recreation. Etienne had a 2-yard scoring run in the second one quarter to turn into Clemson’s all-time scoring chief, however many of the scoring used to be equipped by means of Lawrence’s passes.
Lawrence had a 34-yard scoring cross to tight finish Davis Allen and in addition threw TD passes to Cornell Powell and Frank Ladson.
Nyles Pickney, a 300-pound defensive take on, had a 1-yard scoring run in an influence package deal. Cez Mellusi added a Five-yard scoring run within the 0.33 quarter after Taisun Phommachanh changed Lawrence.
Georgia Tech’s protection had no higher success in opposition to Clemson’s backups. Freshman Hunter Helms threw a 35-yard landing cross to Ajou Ajou and had some other scoring power capped by means of Kobe Tempo’s 7-yard scoring run.
Etienne had 11 carries for 44 yards and a landing and two catches for 29 yards.
Clemson: The Tigers confirmed spectacular poise in fending off a letdown following closing week’s much-anticipated win over Miami. Clemson made an outstanding case for its No. 1 score with the dominant win. Lawrence performed like he used to be compiling a spotlight movie for his Heisman Trophy marketing campaign.
Georgia Tech: In a recreation seen as a measuring stick for the second one 12 months of trainer Geoff Collins’ program, the effects have been discouraging. Clemson beat the Yellow Jackets 52-14 to open closing season in Collins’ debut, and this loss used to be extra lopsided. After protective the ball in closing week’s win over Louisville, the Yellow Jackets had 3 turnovers. Sims finished 6 of 13 passes for 81 yards with one landing and one interception.
After having all 3 of its field-goal makes an attempt blocked in closing week’s win over then-No. 7 Miami, Clemson fastened the issue on B.T. Potter’s 30-yard subject target within the first quarter.
Clemson returns house to play Syracuse on Saturday.
Georgia Tech performs at Boston School on Saturday.