ACC Championship Game Game Statistics Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Clemson GT Score 41 38 First Downs 14 17 Total Offense 333 515 Rushes-Yards-TD 38-56-1 22-101-1 Comp-Att-TD 18-26-3 20-32-3 Passing Yards 277 414 3rd Down Conv 13-17(76) 4-7(57) Turnovers 2 5 Possesion 18:51 13:09 The Clemson Tigers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have met many times but no game was bigger than this one. The Jackets win and they are in the National Title game against USF. The Tigers are looking for their first conference title in years. The odds were stacked heavily in favor of Georgia Tech who has dominated Clemson every chance they"ve gotten throughout the years. The Clemson staff knew they have had teams that could win the big game but their players just hadnt made plays when needed. That all changed early in this game as the Clemson defense stepped up intercepting Georgia Tech quarterback Luallen twice and knocking him out of the game for two quarters. Clemsons defense would add a fumble recovery and a pic six to put the team up 28-14 late in the half with all points coming off turnovers. The Tigers D would add another interception late in the half but tight end Allen was hit in the ankle by a Jacket DB and coughed the ball up inside GT's 10 yard line. Tech was able to capitalize quickley and the teams would enter the half with Clemson leading 28-21. In the past the Clemson team would have let this late 14 point swing demoralize them. However the team held in there this time even as the Yellow Jackets carved them up on Offense in the second half. The defense that made plays all game was unable to get Tech off the field as they would tie the game up at 28. Clemsons senior quarterback Kyle Parker would not allow his team to lose though as he made play after play on third down (13-17) to keep his defense off the field. Tech would continue to answer as they tied the game up with little time left in the game at 38 all. The ensuing drive would come down to a third down yet again. Clemsons coaches dialed up a play where Parker would roll right with all his receivers running in the same direction. This strategy was made necesarry by the constant pressure that Tech RE was putting on the Tigers quarterback. As Parker started to roll right he immediately recognized that the play side end was in contain. Knowing that he was screwed Parker sprinted hard to get past the big fellow and as he cleared the defender moved his eyes back upfield. As the defense closed in Parker unleashed a pass to a well covered Brandon Clear who was able to bring it in and move up field to around the Tech 20. After another third down conversion on a run by McDowell the Tigers took a knee letting the clock run to 3. Senior kicker Zimmerman had no problems burying the kick and the Yellow Jackets title shots as Clemson won the game 41-38. Key Stats: Clemson was 13 of 17 on third down conversions.