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Tech, Clemson Renew Rivalry Saturday On ESPN In Death Valley

Oct. 1, 2012

 Georgia Tech (2-3, 1-2) vs. 15/15 Clemson (4-1, 1-1)
 Game 6 (Road 2)  Saturday, October 6, 3:30 p.m. ET
 Location Clemson, S.C. | Memorial Stadium | Weather
 Radio  790AM | 106.7FM | Sirius 85 | XM 85 | Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network affiliates
 Live Stats  Gametracker 
 Television  ESPN 
 Game Information  Georgia Tech Notes | Clemson Notes | ACC Notes
 Season Information  2012 Football Media Guide | GT Notes Archive | News Clippings | Depth Chart
 Social Media  Twitter (Hashtag: #GTCU12) | Facebook | YouTube

On the heels of a four-game home stand, Georgia Tech hits the road for a crucial Atlantic Coast Conference game Saturday at long-time rival No. 15/15 Clemson.

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. in a nationally-televised game on ESPN.

The Yellow Jackets have won five of the last six games with the Tigers, and Tech leads the all-time series 50-25-2, which dates back to 1898. Clemson holds a 10-6 edge in home games, but the Jackets have won four of the last seven in Death Valley.

Clemson is Georgia Tech’s fourth-most commonly-played opponent. The 77 games between the former Southern Conference rivals trails the 106 played between Tech and Georgia, the 92 played against Auburn and the 79 games versus Duke.

• The Yellow Jackets have rushed for more yards than any FBS team since 2008 and bring the nation’s third-leading rushing attack to Clemson at 329.4 yards per game.
• Tech is playing its second road game of the season — both have been ACC games versus Top 25 teams: 16/20 Virginia Tech and 15/15 Clemson. The Jackets end the regular season at 5/5 Georgia.
• Tech is looking to snap a two-game skid, which included two straight home losses on consecutive weeks for the first time since 1988.
• Senior QB Tevin Washington has rushed for 10 touchdowns in the last three games, including a school-record-tying four TD effort last Saturday.
• Washington leads the ACC and is fourth nationally in scoring at 13.6 points per game. His 11 rushing TDs are second-most nationally behind the 12 from Nevada RB Stefphon Jefferson.
• With 29 career rushing TDs, Washington stands second all-time at Tech and in the ACC. He continues to close in on Joshua Nesbitt’s (2007-10) school and ACC record of 35.
• Senior AB Orwin Smith has racked up 355 all-purpose yards in four career games versus Clemson. Smith is among a handful of Jackets to be playing Clemson for a fifth time.

• Georgia Tech leads the all-time series, 50-25-2.
• The Yellow Jackets have won five of the last six meetings, including a 31-17 win over then-6th-ranked Clemson last season in Atlanta.
• Tech has won four of the last seven meetings in Death Valley, although Clemson won the last meeting in Memorial Stadium, 27-13, in 2010.
• This will be the fifth meeting between the two teams over the last four years. The Jackets and Tigers met twice in 2009, including the ACC championship game.
• The Tigers lead the series 10-6 in games played at Clemson.
• Georgia Tech is 16-7 (6-3 on the road) against Atlantic Division opponents since the ACC split into divisions in 2005.
• Tech has played only Georgia (106 meetings), Auburn (92) and Duke (79) more often than Clemson. The Yellow Jackets own more wins over Clemson (50) than any other team.
• Tech and Clemson have met at least once each season since 1983.
• The two teams first met on the gridiron in 1898 — a 23-0 Clemson victory in a game played in Augusta, Ga.
• From 1905-14 the Yellow Jackets and Tigers met every year on Thanksgiving Day.
• Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson is 4-1 all-time against Clemson, but that includes the `09 championship game which was vacated and does not count in Johnson’s career record.
• Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s first game as the Tigers’ head coach was a 21-17 loss to Tech in 2008.


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