Preview and Prediction: Clemson Tigers-Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Clemson will attempt to extend its active winning streak against Georgia Tech to nine games when the Tigers host the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, Nov. 11. Kickoff at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C., is scheduled for noon ET.

The game will be the 89th all-time meeting between Clemson and Georgia Tech, a series that dates to the teams’ first meeting: a 23-0 Clemson win in 1898 in Augusta, Ga. This will be the 41st consecutive season the programs have met, a streak that is set to end next year under the ACC’s new 17-team scheduling model that left the Clemson-Georgia Tech rivalry unprotected. Clemson is 24-17 against Georgia Tech since the Yellow Jackets joined the ACC in 1983.

Last week, Clemson played arguably its most complete game of the season in a 31-23 defeat of No. 12 Notre Dame. For top-ranked opponents, Death Valley has lived up to the famous moniker given to it by former Presbyterian coach Lonnie McMillian, as with the win against the Irish, Clemson has now recorded at least one win against an AP Top 20 team in Death Valley in nine consecutive seasons, the nation’s longest active streak.


  • Memorial Stadium – Clemson, S.C. 
  • 6 a.m.: Lots Open
  • 8 a.m. – TigerTown Tailgate Area Opens at Littlejohn Coliseum
  • 9 a.m.: Ingles Tiger Tailgate Show presented by Upcountry Fiber, Live from TigerTown Tailgate
  • 9 a.m.: Clemson Athletic Ticket Office and IPTAY Offices open
  • 9:55 a.m.: Tiger Walk Driven by Chevrolet
  • 10 a.m.: Gates Open
  • 12:00 p.m.: Kickoff
  • Watch via ABC or ESPN App (Sean McDonough, Greg McElroy, and Molly McGrath )
  • Live Stats
  • Listen: Clemson Athletic Network (Don Munson, Tim Bourret & Reggie Merriweather)


Zach: The Clemson Tigers got back on the right side of the win-loss column last week and need to secure one more win in their last three games to become bowl eligible. After Dabo Swinney went scorched-earth on Tyler, his players, coaches and anyone who had anything to do with the program, the fact that the Tiger won last week was really no huge surprise. In fact, the more telling game may very well be this one, where the Tigers are 14.5-point favorites and are expected to win. Not saying that this game will have the carry-over effect from last week, but I think the Tigers get it done…but don’t cover.

Clemson: 31, Ga. Tech: 21

Jason: It is going to be interesting to see how this Clemson team comes out and plays this weekend after pulling off the upset over Notre Dame. Now, they are expected to win. But they were also expected to beat Duke, Miami and NC State. Finding that running game that had been MIA for a month was crucial and keeping that momentum going this week is a must, as Georgia Tech is allowing more than 200 rushing yards per game. I see Phil Mafah and Will Shipley both going over the century mark and the Tigers becoming bowl eligible.

Clemson 28, Georgia Tech 14

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