7:00 PM ET, September 20, 2003
Bobby Dodd Stadium, ATLANTA, GA
ATLANTA (Ticker) -- Charlie Whitehurst threw three touchdowns in the second quarter as Clemson jumped out to a huge lead and rolled to a 39-3 rout of Georgia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.
After the teams nearly played to a standstill in the first quarter, the Tigers dominated the second, scoring 20 points to take a 23-3 halftime lead.
Whitehurst threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Tony Elliot two minutes into the quarter and capped a 69-yard drive with a 12-yard scoring strike to Kevin Youngblood just over three minutes later to give Clemson (3-1, 1-0 ACC) a 17-0 cushion.
After Dan Burnett kicked a field goal for Georgia Tech (1-3, 0-2), Whitehurst connected with Airese Currie on a 33-yard touchdown on the Tigers' last play of the first half.
Clemson recorded a safety in the third quarter and scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth. Duane Coleman had a 25-yard touchdown run and Youngblood scored from one-yard out with just under four minutes left as the Tigers posted their largest victory over the Yellow Jackets in 100 years. In 1903, Clemson drubbed Georgia Tech, 73-0.
Whitehurst completed 13-of-38 passes for 298 yards as Clemson finished with 436 total yards. Youngblood caught five passes for 101 yards.
Clemson cut Georgia Tech's lead in the all-time series to 43-23-2.
|3rd Down Conversions||1-11||4-17|
|4th Down Conversions||1-2||1-3|
|FG||1:07||AARON HUNT 23 YD FG|
Drive info: 13 plays, 77 yards.
|TD||12:59||TONY ELLIOTT 9 YD PASS FROM CHARLIE WHITEHURST (AARON HUNT KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 57 yards.
|TD||9:50||KEVIN YOUNGBLOOD 12 YD PASS FROM CHARLIE WHITEHURST (AARON HUNT KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 69 yards.
|FG||0:41||DAN BURNETT 20 YD FG|
Drive info: 10 plays, 52 yards.
|TD||0:12||AIRESE CURRIE 33 YD PASS FROM CHARLIE WHITEHURST (MISSED KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 55 yards.
|TD||8:49||DUANE COLEMAN 25 YD RUN (AARON HUNT KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 74 yards.
|TD||3:57||CHARLIE WHITEHURST 1 YD RUN (AARON HUNT KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 35 yards.