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
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
Clemson cut Georgia Tech's lead in the all-time series to