Anyone who watched Clemson football in Week 3 can tell you the Tigers' offense did not look inspiring as Dabo Swinney and Co. escaped Georgia Tech for a 14-8 victory on home turf. But just how rocky was the unit's latest outing? Some of the statistics from Clemson's narrow win vs. the Yellow Jackets puts plenty in perspective for the program that has both won the ACC and made the College Football Playoff in each of the past six seasons.
With Clemson only managing for 14 points, it was the team's fewest against an ACC opponent in more than half a decade, per the school's sports information department. Georgia Tech, of all teams, posted a 28-6 win over the Tigers in Atlanta during the 2014 season, and Clemson had not scored fewer than 20 points in any ACC game prior to Saturday.
Clemson’s 285 yards of total offense were also its fewest in an ACC game since it gained 190 in that same 2014 loss at Georgia Tech. In the six meetings between the 2014 and the Week 3 matchup, Clemson outgained Georgia Tech by an average of 532-214 in total yards of offense.