13.) Oct. 23, 2010
Clemson 27 Georgia Tech 13
Andre Ellington rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns and caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Kyle Parker as Clemson took down rival Georgia Tech, 27-13.
Parker completed 17 of 27 passes for 167 yards. DeAndre Hopkins led all Tiger receivers with four catches for 50 yards.
Clemson's only other points came on a pair of field goals [38, 21] by Chandler Catanzaro.
The Georgia Tech wingbone option scheme was held to 242 yards -- 86 yards below the Yellow Jackets' average.
Hawkins and the Clemson defense made life miserable for Nesbitt.
A 15-play, 64-yard drive took 7:36 off the clock in the fourth quarter ended with Catanzaro's 21-yard field goal. The Tigers pushed their lead to 27-13, giving the ball back to the Yellow Jackets with just 3:28 to play.
Not only did Clemson need a win to keep momentum moving in a positive direction, but the Tigers were also striving to do something that hadn't been done since 2006 -- beat Georgia Tech.
Before and After
Clemson entered the game with an overall record of 3-3 [1-2 ACC]. After opening the season with back-to-back wins over North Texas and PC, Clemson dropped three in a row.
Though they moved back to even with the win over Georgia Tech, Clemson was once again under .500 a week later after losing 16-10 to Boston College.
The Tigers went on to finish the regular season with a 6-6 record, but a bowl loss ended the 2010 campaign with a sub-500 record.