ATLANTA – Overcoming a sloppy and all-too-familiar start, Clemson topped Georgia Tech 41-10 Monday night as the Tigers look to return to the top of the ACC after falling short of expectations in 2021. It was Uiagalelei, who has been the subject of scrutiny during the holiday period. After a lackluster sophomore campaign, 19 of 32 passes for 209 yards and touchdowns. The rookie also added a massive 9-yard trajectory with 1:43 to play in the third quarter to push the lead to 24-10, putting the game out of reach for the yellow jackets.
Goalless game After one quarter with both sets of offenses struggling out of the gate, the first spark of the night came from Clemson’s Carson Donnelly, who halted a Georgia Tech kick and returned it to the 5-yard line. That set up a four-play touch engine that ended with a 1-yard drop by Will Shipley to finally put the Tigers on the scoreboard.
Uiagalelei moved things up the next drive when he led the Tigers in an eight-game run and threw his only touchdown pass of the night – a 6-yard pass to Beaux Collins at the back of the end zone to make it 14-0.
However, Georgia Tech had its chances. Quarterback Jeff Sims found EJ Jenkins for a 13-yard drop in the middle of the second quarter to cut the score to 14-10. However, the Tigers’ defensive front prevented the Yellow Vests from maintaining command for the majority of the night. Sims finished 23 of 36 passing for 164 yards, one touchdown, one interception and 41 yards dash.
CBS Sports will be updating this story soon with takeaways from tonight’s game….
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