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If there was ever any doubt into whether or not Trevor Lawrence should be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 Draft, it was answered in dominant fashion. The junior signal-caller led the Clemson Tigers (5-0, 4-0) to a 73-7, victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-3, 2-2) on Saturday afternoon.
Lawrence’s day was done after one drive in the 3rd quarter. He completed 24 of 33 passes for 404 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception.
Clemson got the scoring started early and never slowed down. After a fumble on the opening drive, Lawrence would respond with a touchdown drive, connecting with wide receiver Cornell Power from five yards out.
Tech would respond on the next drive when quarterback Jeff Sims found a wide-open, Jalen Camp for a 59- yard touchdown. It seemed as if the Yellow Jackets were ready to compete with the reigning ACC champs but it was not meant to be on this day.
On the very next play from scrimmage, Lawrence would connect with wide receiver Amari Rodgers for an 83-yard bomb to give the Tigers a 14-7 lead. It was all Clemson from that point on as they would go on to rip 66 unanswered points.
Georgia Tech was clearly overmatched in this contest but give their defense credit for fighting and trying to keep them in this one. The Yellow Jackets did what they could defensively, forcing two early turnovers but Sims and the offense couldn’t convert those opportunities into points.
The Yellow Jackets were only able to gather 204 yards of total offense on the day, 81 through the air and 123 on the ground.
Tech is off until next Saturday when they travel to Boston College to square off against the Eagles.