No. 6 Clemson entered its home game favored by 27.5 points, but Georgia Tech gave them all they could handle in a fourth-quarter filled with big and head-scratching plays.

It was a low-scoring affair throughout and the Tigers struggled to move the ball. Clemson opened things up with a three-yard run to the end zone in the first quarter courtesy of running back Will Shipley, who finished his day with 88 yards. And Georgia Tech was able to nail a 22-yard field goal to end the second quarter and go into halftime within striking distance 7–3.

After a scoreless third quarter, it was a physical slug fest in the game's final minutes and it appeared Clemson sealed it with another three-yard Shipley run to extend their lead 14–3 with 8:12 remaining in the fourth. 

The Yellow Jackets then marched down the field and nailed yet another 22-yard field goal. And to keep the game alive, Georgia Tech recovered the ball after an incredible onside kick. 

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The Yellow Jackets were able to get to the goal line that drive, but the Tigers forced a turnover on downs after stopping them four times in the red zone to seemingly ice the game. In a strange sequence at the goal line right after, Clemson ran the ball in shotgun and the ball was fumbled in the end zone for a safety to make the score 14–8.

Georgia Tech then had the ball with seven seconds and needed a miracle Hail Mary to get the walk-off touchdown, but couldn't get it done. Tigers survive.

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