Clemson 39

(3-1, 1-0 ACC)

Georgia Tech 3

(1-3, 0-2 ACC)

7:00 PM ET, September 20, 2003

Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA

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CLEM 3 20 2 1439
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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.