No. 6 Clemson weathers storm, late G-Tech rally for win

No. 6 Clemson weathers storm, late G-Tech rally for winWill Shipley rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns as No. 6 Clemson survived Georgia Tech as well as an extended lightning delay en route to a 14-8 victory Saturday at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium.Clemson (2-1, 1-0 in ACC) notched its 30th consecutive home victory, extending the school record as well as the nation’s longest active home winning streak.The Tigers have won seven consecutive games against the Yellow Jackets (1-2, 0-1 ACC), but got more than they bargained for after trouncing Georgia Tech 73-7 last season.Georgia Tech outplayed Clemson for much of the game and outgained the Tigers 309-285, but Clemson’s defense came up big in crucial situations. Linebacker James Skalski thwarted a shovel pass from Georgia Tech quarterback Jordan Yates to Dylan Deveney on fourth-and-goal from the Clemson 2-yard line with 15 seconds remaining as the Tigers survived in the ACC opener for both teams.The Tigers’ defense has not allowed a touchdown through three games this season, marking the first time they’ve done that to open a season since 1950.Shipley, a freshman running back, scored on a pair of three-yard runs — one in the first quarter, the second in the fourth — as the Tigers stuck to a conservative running game. Shipley, the ACC’s Rookie of the Week last week, has rushed for 169 yards and four touchdowns in Clemson’s last two games.