Clemson dominates Georgia Tech behind great play on both sides of the ball

Dabo Swinney and the Tigers came to play Saturday against Georgia Tech, as they dominated the Yellow Jackets 42-21 in front of their home crowd in Clemson Memorial Stadium.

It was an elite defensive performance from the Tigers but also one where the Clemson offense started hitting their stride. Both sides of the ball performed at a high level, allowing the program to pick up another much-needed momentum-building win.

Cade Klubnik had his best performance of the season, completing 23-34 passes for 205 and 4 touchdowns. He had an interception on an underthrow that the defensive back made a play on, but other than that, it was the best he’s looked all season. 

Clemson’s run game is returning to form, as Phil Mafah and Will Shipley performed well. Mafah worked as the lead back today, taking 17 carries for 96 yards. Shipley looked phenomenal in the change-of-pace role, with 11 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown. He added 3 catches for 30 yards through the air.

The offensive highlight of the game was an unreal touchdown grab from true freshman Tyler Brown, who climbed the ladder to bring the ball down with one hand in the end zone to secure a catch and a score. 

It was yet another outstanding performance from the Clemson defense, with the secondary and the front seven causing nightmares for Georgia Tech starting quarterback Haynes King. They recorded 4 sacks and 11 tackles for loss on King while picking him off 4 times in the game.

Dabo Swinney and the Tigers are building momentum as the regular season nears an end.

Story originally appeared on Clemson Wire