Having won five of their last six meetings, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to Clemson, S.C. to take on the Clemson Tigers. The Tigers are ranked 15th in the nation, and Georgia Tech is trying to recover from a tough loss to the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders.
The Yellow Jackets were responsible for disrupting Clemson's undefeated start to the 2011 season, which the Tigers started 8-0, but come into this year's matchup with definite kinks to work out. Against MTSU, the Yellow Jackets' defense was unable to contain the Blue Raiders, as MTSU posted more than 500 yards of offense.
Yellow Jackets quarterback Tevin Washington was unable to help Georgia Tech generate enough offense of their own as they fell, 49-28.
Clemson is coming off of a decent bounce-back victory over the Boston College Eagles following a tough loss to the Florida State Seminoles. Without star wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was still able to connect for three touchdowns and 367 yards passing.
Receiver DeAndre Hopkins filled in nicely as the Tigers' top receiver for Watkins, hauling in nearly 200 yards through the air and a touchdown reception.
Game time, TV channel: Saturday, Oct. 6, 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
Point spread: Clemson is favored by 10.5 at home
Check the national college football scoreboard right here, and look through SB Nation's many excellent college football blogs to find your team's community.