No. 3 Clemson faces No. 5 Georgia on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The game will be televised by ABC.
The Tigers, who lost to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff last season, will begin a new era under sophomore quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, who will be replacing Trevor Lawrence. Clemson also lost running back Travis Etienne but has a number of returning players on offense, which gave coach Dabo Swinney confidence that his group can succeed this season.
“This team is definitely further along than last year’s group,” Swinney said in the spring, according to Athlon Sports .
The Bulldogs, who won the Peach Bowl last season, return seven of 11 offensive starters and enfrolled the nation’s No. 4 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite . The group was led by offensive tackle Amarius Mims, the No. 8 prospect nationally, and quarterback Brock Vandagriff, the fourth-ranked signal-caller in the nation.
The winner of Saturday’s game is likely to have a big advantage in potentially advancing to the College Football Playoff. Georgia is looking for its second berth in the tournament, having fallen to Alabama in the national championship game in 2017. Clemson has made the playoff in each of the last six seasons, winning two national championships and advancing to the title game four times.
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Georgia vs. Clemson score
Georgia vs. Clemson live updates, highlights
Live updates will begin around kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET.
9:48 p.m.: Clemson senior linebacker Baylon Spector intercepted Daniels at Georgia’s 33-yard line. However, the Tigers gave up three consecutive sacks on their next drive, putting them back to Georgia’s 42-yard line. Spiers punted for 28 yards and the Bulldogs will begin their next series at their 14-yard line.
9:41 p.m.: Uiagalelei was sacked by Dean, pushing the Tigers back to their own 45-yard line. Spiers punted 43 yards and the Bulldogs will start at their 12-yard line.
9:39 p.m.: Clemson converted an 11-yard pass to junior wide receiver Joseph Ngata for a first down. The Tigers are in the midst of a 6-play, 30-yard drive to Georgia’s 45-yard line.
Halftime: Georgia 7, Clemson 0
9:14 p.m.: Halftime stats: In a defensive-minded game, Georgia leads in total yardage, 110 to 90, and each team has six first downs. Georgia is 3-of-7 on third down while Clemson is 2-of-8. Uiagalelei has completed 10-of-20 passes for 89 yards and an interception, while Daniels has converted 13-of-16 passes for 68 yards. Clemson has just one rushing yard on 10 attempts while Georgia has 42 on 13 attempts.
The Tigers’ streak of scoring in 143 consecutive games in the first half has been snapped.
9:10 p.m.: Clemson is called for a delay of game on fourth-and-10 from Georgia’s 37-yard line. The Tigers punted 42 yards for a touchback. Georgia leads 7-0 with 53 seconds left in the first half.
9:04 p.m.: Rosemy-Jacksaint is down on the field. He had a season-ending ankle injury last season against Florida in the Bulldogs’ sixth game.
8:57 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN GEORGIA. Georgia senior safety Christopher Smith recorded a 74-yard interception return on a pass from Uiagalelei intended for junior wide receiver Justyn Ross. The Bulldogs lead, 7-0.
8:51 p.m.: Clemson punted on fourth-and-9 from its 16-yard line, though the football touched a Georgia player, the Tigers recovered and sophomore running back Kendall Milton returned the ball for one yard to the 50-yard line.
8:45 p.m.: Bresee has returned to the game for Clemson. Georgia was forced to punt on fourth-and-1 from its 34-yard line, leading to a fair catch from Clemson sophomore safety Ray Thornton III at the Tigers’ 14-yard line.
The teams have combined for nine first downs. Georgia is 3-of-7 on third down while Clemson is 1-of-4. Clemson has scored in the first half in 143 consecutive games, which is the longest streak in the FBS, though that record is on the line tonight.
8:37 p.m.: Clemson had a pair of snaps mishandled, leading to a fourth-and-5 for the Tigers at Georgia’s 44-yard line. Spiers punted 35 yards and the Bulldogs will start their next drive on their 9-yard line.
So far, Georgia has accumulated 73 offensive yards (52 receiving, 29 rushing) and Clemson has 31 yards (35 receiving, minus-4 rushing).
8:36 p.m.: Clemson got its first first down of the night, as Uiagalelei completed an 11-yard pass to junior wide receiver Joseph Ngata.
8:32 p.m.: Georgia junior kicker Jack Podlesny missed a 36-yard field goal, keeping the score tied at zero.
First quarter: Clemson 0, Georgia 0
8:27 p.m.: Georgia advanced to Clemson’s 22-yard line before the Bulldogs had an incomplete pass and then an ineligible man downfield penalty.
8:23 p.m.: Georgia senior linebacker James Skalski left the field with an apparent injury. He is one of the Tigers’ most experienced players and is the only player ever to appear in five ACC Championship games.
8:20 p.m: Georgia sophomore defensive tackle Bryan Bresee left the game with a right shoulder injury.
8:17 p.m: Clemson junior safety Jalyn Phillips is whistled for pass interference on third-and-7, giving Georgia a first down at its 45-yard line.
8:12 p.m: Uiagalelei is sacked for a second time, this time by Georgia junior linebacker Nakobe Dean. Uiagalalei has completed just one pass for six yards so far. Clemson has minus-5 offensive yards so far.
8:03 p.m.: Georgia was whistled for a delay of game on fourth-and-3 at Clemson’s 42-yard line, negating a chance for the Bulldogs to attempt a conversion. Camarda then punted 45 yards to Clemson’s 2-yard line. Still no score.
7:58 p.m.: Clemson sophomore quarterback DJ Uiagalelei was sacked by Georgia junior linebacker Nolan Smith on third-and-8 at the Tigers’ 4-yard line. Clemson senior Will Spiers punted for 51 yards before Georgia junior wide receiver Kearis Jackson returned the ball for six yards to the Tigers’ 49-yard line.
7:52 p.m.: Georgia freshman offensive guard Tate Ratledge was observed being carted off the field after an apparent injury. His status for the remainder of the game is uncertain.
7:52 p.m.: Clemson forced Georgia off the field, forcing a 1-yard pass on third-and-8. Bulldog senior punter Jake Camarda punted 38 yards on fourth-and-7, down to the Tigers’ 10-yard line.
7:48 p.m.: Georgia junior quarterback JT Daniels completed a four-yard pass to sophomore receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint for a first down on third-and-4.
7:46 p.m.: Clemson won the coin toss and deferred. Georgia junior running back Kenny McIntosh returned the ball to the the Bulldogs’ 25-yard line.
7:40 p.m.: Former Clemson and current Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is in attendance for Saturday’s game.
ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ was set up outside Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, to preview Saturday’s game between the third-ranked Tigers and fifth-ranked Bulldogs. Here are some of the highlights from the morning.
How to watch Georgia vs. Clemson
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- TV channel: ABC
- Live streams: WatchESPN, fuboTV
Clemson vs. Georgia will air live on ABC, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. You can stream the game live online with WatchESPN or on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Clemson football schedule 2021
|Week 1||Sept. 4||vs. Georgia (Charlotte)|
|Week 2||Sept. 11||vs. South Carolina State|
|Week 3||Sept. 18||vs. Georgia Tech|
|Week 4||Sept. 25||at NC State|
|Week 5||Oct. 2||vs. Boston College|
|Week 6||Oct. 15||at Syracuse|
|Week 7||Oct. 23||at Pittsburgh|
|Week 8||Oct. 30||vs. Florida State|
|Week 9||Nov. 6||at Louisville|
|Week 10||Nov. 13||vs. UCONN|
|Week 11||Nov. 20||vs. Wake Forest|
|Week 12||Nov. 27||at South Carolina|
Georgia football schedule 2021
|Week 1||Sept. 4||vs. Clemson (Charlotte)|
|Week 2||Sept. 11||vs. UAB|
|Week 3||Sept. 18||vs. South Carolina|
|Week 4||Sept. 25||at Vanderbilt|
|Week 5||Oct. 2||vs. Arkansas|
|Week 6||Oct. 9||at Auburn|
|Week 7||Oct. 16||vs. Kentucky|
|Week 8||Oct. 30||vs. Florida|
|Week 9||Nov. 6||vs. Missouri|
|Week 10||Nov. 13||at Tennessee|
|Week 11||Nov. 20||vs. Charleston Southern|
|Week 12||Nov. 27||at Georgia Tech|