Clemson put together a nice drive on its first possession reaching the Tech 16. Chandler Cantanzaro came on and booted a 34 yard field goal. With 8:45 left in the quarter, Clemson led 3-0.
Tech got a break late in the quarter when DJ Howard fumbled after catching a swing pass. Tech recovered at the Clemson 19. It was first called no fumble, but a review overturned that call and gave the ball to Tech. The Yellow Jackets capitalized with a one yard touchdown run by Orwin Smith on fourth and goal. With 2:59 left in the quarter, Tech took a 7-3 lead.
End of quarter…Georgia Tech 7-Clemson 3