Clemson at G. Tech

A week ago, No. 15 Georgia Tech may have been ripe for the picking for the Clemson Tigers.

But, following a lackluster 37-17 win over Jacksonville State where the Yellowjackets looked sloppy, fumbling the ball five times while dropping several passes. Paul Johnson won’t let that performance stand this week when Georgia Tech hosts Clemson on Thursday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium at 7:30PM ET.

Bet Clemson at Georgia Tech

One thing the Yellowjackets did do well last week was run the ball, as it racked up 335 yards on the ground among 12 different rushers. Jonathan Dwyer led the way, rushing for 95 yards and two scores on seven carries, including a 74-yard touchdown run in the opening minutes. Josh Nesbitt looked serviceable with 141 yards through the air on 6-of-11 passing with a touchdown. Most of Georgia Tech’s starters saw limited action in the second half, so the Yellowjackets’ statistics were not strong. Defensively, Georgia Tech held Jacksonville State to 291 yards and just 98 yards rushing.

Clemson dropped a 21-17 decision to the Yellowjackets last year, and the Tigers are coming off a 37-14 win over Middle Tennessee last Saturday. C.J. Spiller opened the game with a 96-yard kick return for a touchdown, but left the game in the second half with a hamstring injury. Spiller is expected to play Thursday, and coach Dabo Swinney said Spiller could have finished the game last Saturday, had it been close. Kyle Parker threw for a pair of touchdown passes in the win but was just 9-of-20 passing for 159 yards. Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington combined to rush for just under 150 yards for Clemson, while the defense held Middle Tennessee to under 300 yards of offense.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Georgia Tech 4.5-point home favorites over Clemson on Thursday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 42.5.

Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

CLEMSON is 10-7 against the spread versus GEORGIA TECH since 1992

GEORGIA TECH is 9-8 straight up against CLEMSON since 1992

7 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

GEORGIA TECH is 2-0 against the spread versus CLEMSON over the last 3 seasons 

GEORGIA TECH is 2-0 straight up against CLEMSON over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at GEORGIA TECH since 1992

CLEMSON is 5-3 against the spread versus GEORGIA TECH since 1992

GEORGIA TECH is 5-3 straight up against CLEMSON since 1992

3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at GEORGIA TECH over the last 3 seasons.

GEORGIA TECH is 1-0 against the spread versus CLEMSON over the last 3 seasons 

GEORGIA TECH is 1-0 straight up against CLEMSON over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Key Player Injuries
CLEMSON

No significant injuries.

GEORGIA TECH

No significant injuries.

College Football Week 2: Clemson at Georgia Tech Odds & Over/Under Totals:

Clemson Tigers +4.5 Over 42.5 (+185)

Georgia Tech Yellowjackets -4.5 Under 42.5 (-230)

Bet Clemson at Georgia Tech

Posted: 9/9/09 3:28PM ET

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