Georgia Tech Football vs Clemson 2017: Five stats to remember

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 21: Ricky Jeune
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 21: Ricky Jeune /
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Stat #1: Clemson has only allowed 166-yards in the past two meetings:

As everyone knows, the key to a Georgia Tech victory is to run the ball up and down the field all day, after all, it’s an option offense. As mentioned in yesterday’s post about the Jackets being a two-touchdown underdog, the Jackets have only been kept under 100-yards rushing four times in Paul Johnson’s tenure. Out of those four games, the Jackets last two matchups against Clemson accounts for half of those four games. It’s safe to say Dabo Swinney and Brent Venables have found a way to slow down this Jackets offense the past two seasons.

In 2017, the Clemson defensive line is as good as it has ever been and is stocked with talent. Entering this week, the Tigers have kept opponents to just 107-yards of rushing per game, ranking 13th in the nation. The Tigers stout run defense will be quite the challenge for Paul Johnson’s offense that has rushed for over 400-yards in four games this season.