Georgia Tech 28

(2-0, 1-0 ACC)

(20) Clemson 24

(1-1, 1-1 ACC)

Coverage: ABC

8:00 PM ET, September 11, 2004

Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC), Clemson, SC

1 2 3 4 T
GT 7 0 0 2128
#20CLEM 0 7 3 1424

Top Performers

Passing: R. Ball (GT) - 251 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Merriweather (CLEM) - 8 CAR, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Johnson (GT) - 8 REC, 127 YDS, 3 TD

Georgia Tech (1-0) at No. 18 Clemson (1-0) 8:00 pm EDT

CLEMSON, South Carolina (Ticker) -- Coming off an emotional and hard-fought victory over Wake Forest, No. 18 Clemson hosts another Atlantic Coast Conference rival as Georgia Tech visits Saturday.

Last week, Clemson got big plays from Kelvin Grant and Kyle Browning as it rallied for a 37-30 double-overtime victory over Wake Forest. Grant outleaped a defender for a tying two-point conversion late in regulation and Browning caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime.

Charlie Whitehurst completed 20-of-41 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns. Airese Currie caught nine passes for 152 yards and Chansi Stuckey had eight for 112 for Clemson, which still dropped two slots in the rankings.

Georgia Tech is coming off a relatively easy 28-7 victory over Division I-AA Samford in its season opener. ACC rushing champion P.J. Daniels ran for 169 yards and two touchdowns and Reggie Ball threw for two scores.

Led by Daniels and Rashaun Grant, who added 75 yards rushing, the Yellow Jackets amassed 268 of 469 total yards on the ground. Ball was 14-of-21 for 201 yards.

Georgia Tech holds a 43-23-2 lead in the all-time series, which dates to 1898. Clemson has won three in a row, including last season's 39-3 rout in Atlanta.


Passing Leaders

J. Thomas51.31719186
T. Byerly69.214810
C. Stoudt63.21892910
D. Watson67.91466142

Rushing Leaders

J. Thomas19010865.78
S. Days1579245.99
W. Gallman1617694.84
C. Davidson642483.93

Receiving Leaders

D. Smelter3571520.47
D. Waller2644217.06
M. Williams57103018.16
A. Scott7696512.78