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Ellington sets career high in Clemson's 27-13 win

Oct 23, 2010 - 11:06 PM By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Andre Ellington rushed for a career high 166 yards and two long touchdowns as Clemson ended a four-game losing streak to Georgia Tech in a 27-13 win on Saturday.

The Tigers (4-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) hadn't beaten the Yellow Jackets (5-3, 3-2) in four years, a run that included a 39-34 loss in last season's ACC title game.

But Ellington struck for scoring runs of 55 and 42 yards in the opening half and added a 10-yard TD catch in the third quarter - the sophomore's first of his career - to end Georgia Tech's streak.

Clemson's defense did its share in shutting down the Yellow Jackets' ACC-leading rushing attack to 242 yards, nearly 100 fewer than their average. Georgia Tech's point total was its lowest of the season.

Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt came in needing 44 yards to set the ACC's mark for rushing yards gained by a quarterback. But he was continually harassed by Clemson's defenders and ended with 2 yards on 15 carries.

Clemson has had its share of troubles with Georgia Tech the past few meetings since its last series win in 2006. That night, the Tigers' "Thunder and Lightning" duo of James Davis and C.J. Spiller combined for 332 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-7 rout.

But the Yellow Jackets have had their way over Clemson ever since - albeit by the slimmest of margins.

Their four straight wins have been by a combined 15 points, including the five-point victory to take the ACC championship.

Ellington and the Tigers, with a little help from Georgia Tech, made sure this one couldn't come down to the end.

A roughing the punter penalty on the Yellow Jackets kept alive Clemson's first drive that ended with Ellington's 55-yard touchdown run.

Ellington was at it again in the second quarter with a 42-yard scoring run. He even added a little Spiller flair at the end, cutting back on Georgia Tech's Jerrard Tarrant for the score.

Clemson's defense, which didn't force a punt in the title match last December, didn't give Georgia Tech's typically efficient option room to move.

The Yellow Jackets punted three times and gave up the ball on downs their first four possessions.

Georgia Tech had two drives of 66 yards or more at the end of the first half and start of the second, but came away with two field goals.

Ellington all but ended thoughts of a rally with his 10-yard touchdown catch from Kyle Parker for a 24-6 lead.

The closest Georgia Tech came after that was 24-13 on Anthony Allen's 9-yard scoring pass from Nesbitt.

Clemson took a page from Georgia Tech's playbook with a 15-play drive that lasted for nearly 8 minutes and ended with a clinching field goal.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    GEORGIA TECH 0 3 10 0 13
    CLEMSON 10 7 7 3 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLEMSON - TD, ANDRE ELLINGTON 55 YD RUN
    (CHANDLER CATANZARO KICK),
    1:53. CLEMSON 7-0
    CLEMSON - FG, CHANDLER CATANZARO 38 YD,
    11:45. CLEMSON 10-0
    2ND QUARTER: CLEMSON - TD, ANDRE EL

    Oct 23 6:44 PM


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    GEORGIA TECH 13
    CLEMSON 27 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oct 23 6:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    GEORGIA TECH 13
    CLEMSON 27 3:28 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Georgia Tech 13, Clemson 27  4th - 3:28Oct 23 6:35 PM


  • NCAAF
    GEORGIA TECH 13
    CLEMSON 24 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Georgia Tech 13, Clemson 24  End of 3rdOct 23 6:00 PM


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    GEORGIA TECH 6
    CLEMSON 24 6:05 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Georgia Tech 6, Clemson 24  3rd - 6:05Oct 23 5:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    GEORGIA TECH 6
    CLEMSON 17 9:46 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Georgia Tech 6, Clemson 17  3rd - 9:46Oct 23 5:34 PM


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    GEORGIA TECH 3
    CLEMSON 17 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oct 23 5:06 PM


  • NCAAF
    GEORGIA TECH 3
    CLEMSON 17 0:23 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Georgia Tech 3, Clemson 17  2nd - 0:23Oct 23 5:03 PM


  • NCAAF
    GEORGIA TECH 0
    CLEMSON 17 13:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Georgia Tech 0, Clemson 17  2nd - 13:50Oct 23 4:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    GEORGIA TECH 0
    CLEMSON 10 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oct 23 4:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    GEORGIA TECH 0
    CLEMSON 10 3:15 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Georgia Tech 0, Clemson 10  1st - 3:15Oct 23 4:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    GEORGIA TECH 0
    CLEMSON 7 13:07 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Georgia Tech 0, Clemson 7  1st - 13:07Oct 23 3:46 PM
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