Georgia Tech Football vs Clemson 2017: Five stats to remember

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Stat #4: Georgia Tech’s dominating rushing attack

As mentioned above in the first stat, Georgia Tech has had a dominating rushing attack throughout the first six game of the season. So far this season, the Yellow Jackets are averaging 372.8 yards per game on the ground, that ranks second in the nation and just 3.3 yards behind Navy.

Through the Jackets first six games this season, there are a combined six A and B-Backs that are averaging five or more yards per carry. The leading rusher in that category is Clinton Lynch who is averaging 8.9-yards per carry (17 carries for 152-yards). Freshman Jerry Howard is right behind Lynch averaging 8.8-yards per carry.

Leading total rusher KirVonte Benson is also averaging five yards per carry this season, with an average of 5.6-yards per attempt. Benson is on pace for 1,042-yards and seven touchdowns. His 5.6-yards per attempt is higher than former Tech B-back Dedrick Mills who averaged 5.1 yards per attempt a season ago.

If the Jackets are going to pull off the upset on Saturday, they will need to have a much more successful run game than the past two seasons and most likely need to break the 300-yard rushing barrier.