Clemson pulls away in second half to win season opener against Georgia Tech

Clemson's football team takes the field before an NCAA college football game against Georgia...
Clemson's football team takes the field before an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, in Atlanta.((AP Photo/Hakim Wright Sr.))
Published: Sep. 6, 2022 at 12:27 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2022 at 8:39 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Clemson tigers took on Georgia Tech in their season opener game.

Fourth-ranked Clemson overcomes a sluggish start to beat Georgia Tech 41-10 in the season opener for both teams. Quarterback DJ Uiagaleliei throws for a touchdown and runs for another. Clemson sophomore running back Will Shipley runs for a pair of touchdowns.

The Yellow Jackets trailed by only four points in the third quarter 14-10. The Tigers scored 27 unanswered points to seal the victory. The scoring barrage was capped by a TD pass from freshman QB Cade Klubnik to former Dutch Fork High star Will Taylor.

Uiagalelei was 19 of 32 passing for 209 yards and one touchdown. Shipley led the Clemson rushing attack with 42 yards on 10 attempts. The Tigers outgained the Yellow Jackets 386 yards to 237.

Clemson will play its home opener Saturday at noon against Furman. Kickoff time is 3:30 p.m.

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