On This Date: 1991 (7)Clemson- 9 (19)Georgia Tech- 7
Sep 28, 2022, 9:55 AM
09/28/1991 Clemson, SC
Wide Right Sinks Defending Champs Tech in Death Valley, 9-7
Published: September 28, 1991
CLEMSON, S.C., Sept. 28— Ronald Williams, benched for the first quarter for skipping study hall during the week, scored the winning touchdown today as Clemson edged Georgia Tech, 9-7, in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.
The Yellow Jackets, who had beaten Clemson the past two seasons, had a chance to win with eight seconds left, but Scott Sisson was wide to the right on a 44-yard field-goal attempt.
Williams, who fumbled twice before the go-ahead drive, gave the Tigers (3-0 over all, 1-0 in the conference) the lead when he scored from 2 yards out with 2 minutes 6 seconds left. The extra point was blocked.
Georgia Tech (2-2, 1-1) drove 51 yards to set up Sissons' attempt. Last week against Virginia, Sisson kicked a 33-yard field goal with no time left for a 24-21 victory.
Williams, a sophomore, led all rushers with 102 yards on 20 carries.
Entering the game, Clemson had the nation's No. 1 defense. The Tigers were allowing 94 yards a game and were second in scoring defense with 3.5 points. Georgia Tech, averaging 459 yards on offense, gained 282 yards against Clemson.
Jones was held to 159 yards passing, 42 below his average. Lincoln led the Yellow Jackets with 94 yards on the ground.