If you were looking to see if there would be any kind of a let down by the the top ranked Tigers against Georgia Tech, it did not happen.
Clemson took Georgia Tech to the woodshed with a 73-7 win. After Clemson gave up an early touchdown that tied the game at seven, they never looked back. What’s so scary is the fact that this Tiger team still hasn’t even come close to playing a perfect game on either side of the ball.
Weekly Stock Report:
Offensive Line: This young line has not been able to open many lanes for Travis Etienne early on in any of Clemson’s games so far this season and this game was no different. It didn’t hurt the Tigers any at all though as the passing game was on fire but it is a part of this team that has room for improvement. One of those things that make this team so scary…..Stock Down
Travis Etienne: What can you say? The guy just continues to move up the record books. Today he passed former placekicker Chandler Catanzaro as the Tigers all time leading scorer on a three yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He now has 408 total points in his career. He didn’t have a huge day stats wise but it wasn’t a game where that was needed. He also had a rare fumble early in the game. He was certainly not perfect today but so what…..Stock Up
Jumbo Package: Yes, Clemson Nation got to see another defensive lineman line up in the offensive backfield and score when Nyles Pinckney took a hand-off in from one yard out. The score extended the Tigers lead to 31-7 in the game and this is a package that has been a huge favorite, as well as the players…..Stock Up
Heisman Or Video Game Numbers: Yes, Trevor Lawrence did prove he was human by throwing his first interception in over a year, but other than that he looked like a Heisman candidate. For those that remember the video game NBA Jam from 1993, where the player would burst into flames after three baskets in a row, this is what Lawrence would have looked like today if he was in that video game. Because he was on fire. He went 24 of 32 for a career high 404 yards, set another career high with five touchdowns, and had the one interception…..Stock Up
Amari Rodgers: One huge question mark coming in was who would step up and fill the shoes that were vacated when Tee Higgins moved onto the NFL and Justyn Ross had season ending neck surgery. Amari Rodgers has been that guy and he’s been in sync with Lawrence from the beginning of the season. He had a huge day today with a career high 161 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 6 receptions…..Stock Up
The Young Defense Continues To Grow: The defense that many were questioning a couple of weeks back after the Virginia game has now shutdown and contained their last two mobile quarterbacks. Against the Yellow Jackets this defense held Tech quarterback Jeff Sims to just 6 of 13 for 81 yards and one touchdown. On the ground, he had -23 yards on 13 attempts. Another one of those scary things because they still have room to improve…..Stock Up
And from elsewhere from across the country…..
Saban Continues Domination Over Former Assistants: Nick Saban is still undefeated against his former assistants and is now also unbeaten against Covid-19. Earlier in the week Saban tested positive for Covid-19 and it brought into question whether he would be able to be on the sidelines. Although after three consecutive negative tests it was determined that he would be on the sidelines and watched as his Tide took it to the Bulldogs In the second half and came away with 41-24 win. Bama held the Dawgs scoreless after halftime.….Stock Up for Saban, Stock Down for UGA
Notre Dame: It took a second half comeback for the Irish to get the 12-7 win against a huge underdog in Louisville. The line going into the game had Notre Dame as 16.5 point favorites. Three times inside the red zone against a terrible Cardinals defense, and they could not punch it into the end zone once. Are we sure this is a top five team….. Stock Down
North Carolina: The Tarheels started the season 3-0 and had gotten as high as the No. 5 spot in the polls, while Florida State had started the season 0-3 and not looked very good doing it. The Noles jumped out to a 31-7 halftime lead before UNC stormed back, drawing to within eight points and then driving to score again with less than a minute left in the game. However, they could not pick up a first down as they had drops on second, third and fourth down passes. This one not only hurts the Tarheels but the ACC overall…..Stock Down