Andre Ellington rushed for a career high 166 yards and two long touchdowns as Clemson ended a four-game losing streak to Georgia Tech in a 27-13 win on Saturday.
The Tigers (4-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) hadn’t beaten the Yellow Jackets (5-3, 3-2) in four years, a run that included a 39-34 loss in last season’s ACC title game.
But Ellington struck for scoring runs of 55 and 42 yards in the opening half and added a 10-yard TD catch in the third quarter — the sophomore’s first of his career — to end Georgia Tech’s streak.
Clemson’s defense did its share in shutting down the Yellow Jackets’ ACC-leading rushing attack to 242 yards, nearly 100 fewer than their average. Georgia Tech’s point total was its lowest of the season.