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Clemson rolls, awaits Louisville

ATLANTA — Deshaun Watson and No. 5 Clemson dominated Georgia Tech in the first half on the way to a 26-7 victory Thursday night.

After sluggish wins over Auburn and Troy, and a practice-like rout of South Carolina State that meant nothing, the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 ACC) won at Georgia Tech for the first time since 2003 to set up a showdown with No. 3 Louisville. The Cardinals play at Appalachian State on Saturday, then visit Death Valley on Oct. 1.

Watson was 32-of-48 for 304 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams and a 9-yarder to Jordan Leggett with four seconds left before halftime to complete a lopsided showing that made it 23-0. Wayne Gallman added a 1-yard touchdown run.

Clemson had a 442-124 lead in total yards.

Georgia Tech (3-1, 1-1) didn't get into positive yards until early in the second quarter. The halftime statistics: Clemson held a 347-22 lead in yards, had a 19-3 edge in first downs, and ran 56 plays to 21 for the home team.

The Yellow Jackets picked up one first down on a debatable pass interference penalty, another on a meaningless 14-yard run at the end of half.

FSU's SWEAT OUT: Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat will miss at least 1-2 weeks after having a minor knee surgery on his left knee to remove a slight tear of his meniscus.

INDIANA: Freshman running back Kiante Enis was kicked off the team after being charged with two counts of felony child molestation for allegedly having an improper relationship with a child under 13. He is the nephew of former NFL player Curtis Enis. Each charge is punishable by up to 16 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

WISCONSIN: Alex Hornibrook will take over as starting quarterback Saturday against Michigan State. Hornibrook helped jump-start the offense last week in a 23-17 win over Georgia State, replacing Bart Houston and leading three scoring drives. Houston started the first three games.

UNC DEALS: North Carolina gave women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell a two-year extension through 2019-20. Women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance got a three-year deal through 2019.

Clemson rolls, awaits Louisville 09/22/16 [Last modified: Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:12pm]
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