Buzzkill: Tigers destroy Yellow Jackets in record-setting 73-7 rout


Buzzkill in Atlanta.

Top-ranked Clemson put up 52 points in a record-breaking first half and routed Georgia Tech 73-7 in at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta early Saturday afternoon.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw for a career-high 404 yards on 24-of-32 passing, with five touchdowns. Travis Etienne had 44 yards on 11 carries. Amari Rodgers had a career-high 161 yards on six receptions. Ten players ran the football and 15 players recorded a reception.

Things got so bad for the Yellow Jackets that fifth-string quarterback and punter Will Spiers threw a pass after entering the under center in the fourth quarter.

“Tremendous performance. Really proud of our guys. We came down here and really wanted to make some history,” Swinney said. “We wanted to do something that’s never been done. It’s not often you get a chance to do something that has never been done especially at a place that has had a lot of success in 100 and something years of football. It just goes to show you how this rivalry has been. I have been in that locker room many times with some hurt feelings so to win down here three in a row that’s a great accomplishment and something we are really proud of.

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