Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw his first interception in nearly a year on Saturday, falling 14 passes shy of breaking Russell Wilson’s ACC record for most consecutive attempts without an interception.
It was the only blemish in a stellar first half, however, as Lawrence and Clemson put up huge numbers en route to a 73-7 win over Georgia Tech — the largest margin of victory in a conference game in ACC history.
Lawrence, under pressure, was picked off by Zamari Walton after throwing an ill-advised deep pass late in the first quarter. It was Lawrence’s first interception since the first quarter against Louisville on Oct. 19, 2019.
Wilson set the ACC record with 379 consecutive passes without an interception from 2008 to ’09 while he played at NC State. Lawrence’s streak ends at 366 straight passes without an interception.
Lawrence finished with 404 yards, his first career 400 yard passing game, and left the game after the first series of the second half. Clemson’s 73 points its its most in a road game since scoring 94 on Furman in 1915.
His 391 passing yards in the first half was the most by an ACC quarterback in a half over the past five seasons. Lawrence also became the first ACC quarterback with five touchdown passes in a half against a conference opponent since former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd did it twice in 2012.
Clemson’s 52 points was the most by an ACC team in a half of a conference game in the past 15 seasons.