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ATLANTA -- Deshaun Watson and No. Mike Bibby Hawks Jersey . 5 Clemson finally turned in the performance everyone was expecting, totally dominating Georgia Tech in the first half on the way to a 26-7 victory Thursday night.After sluggish wins over Auburn and Troy, and a practice-like rout of FCS school South Carolina State that meant nothing, the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won at Georgia Tech for the first time since 2003 to set up a huge showdown with No. 3 Louisville.Watson was 32 of 48 for 304 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams and a 9-yarder to Jordan Leggett with just 4 seconds left before halftime to complete a stunningly lopsided showing that wasnt entirely reflected in the 23-0 lead. Wayne Gallman added a 1-yard TD run.Clemson finished with a 442-124 lead in total yards.Georgia Tech (3-1, 1-1) didnt get into positive yards until early in the second quarter and the halftime stats were almost comical: Clemson held a 347-22 lead in yards, was up 19-3 in first downs, and ran 56 plays to only 21 for the home team.The Yellow Jackets picked up one first down on a debatable pass interference penalty, another on a meaningless 14-yard run at the end of half. Clemson looked as though it was playing a lower-division school for the second week in a row, not its ACC opener.This was a virtual repeat of last years meeting at Clemson, where the Tigers raced to a 33-10 halftime lead on the way to a 43-24 victory.Clemson backed off over the final two quarters, and Georgia Tech managed to avoid its first home shutout since 1957 when Dedrick Mills scored on a 2-yard run with 13:21 remaining.Even when Georgia Tech came up with a big play, it wound up costing points. Lance Austin intercepted a pass in the end zone and tried to bring it out -- only to be whacked inadvertently by teammate Corey Griffin, knocking the ball loose.Austin fell on it in the end zone, but that was a safety for Clemson. It was a far cry from a prime-time game last season, when the defensive back returned a blocked field goal 78 yards for a touchdown on the final play to give Georgia Tech a stunning victory of Florida State.There wouldnt be an upset on this night.THE TAKEAWAYClemson: Dont read too much into the sluggish showing in the second half. It was only natural that the Tigers let down a bit after dominating the first two quarters. For sure, this was just the sort of confidence-boosting performance that Clemson needed heading to their showdown with Louisville.Georgia Tech: After opening with three straight wins over mediocre opposition, the Yellow Jackets dont seem to have made much improvement over last years 3-9 debacle. Coach Paul Johnsons triple-option offense was totally manhandled and increasingly looks like a gimmick that other teams have figured out. Poor recruiting seems to have caught up with the Yellow Jackets when they face elite competition.UP NEXTClemson: When Louisville visits Death Valley on Oct. 1, it will have all the makings of a national playoff game. Assuming the Cardinals (3-0) get by Appalachian State on Saturday night, two unbeaten powerhouses will meet to establish the pecking order atop the ACC.Georgia Tech: No. 15 Miami (3-0) and longtime nemesis Mark Richt visit Bobby Dodd Stadium on Oct. 1. Richt is in his first season as the Hurricanes coach after 15 years at Georgia, where he went 13-2 against the Yellow Jackets.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberry .---AP College Football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Allen Crabbe Hawks Jersey . Note: The Calgary Flames announced Tuesday that Sean Monahan would not be made available to Canadas World Junior team. Mike Bibby Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. https:///...City-Edition-Jersey/ . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills arent giving up on re-signing star safety Jairus Byrd to a long-term contract. Team president Russ Brandon told the Associated Press on Monday that its his intention to take another run at reaching a multiyear deal with Byrd next off-season despite a failure to secure one this year. Brandon called the prospects of re-signing Byrd as being "absolutely" realistic even though negotiations with the two-time Pro Bowl player have reached a stalemate. "Obviously, our goal was to have that done by July 15. We didnt meet that goal," Brandon said, referring to an NFL-imposed deadline that passed to reach a multiyear deal. "But well pull up our boot straps, and as soon as we can start on that again, we will." Under league rules, re-opening talks on a long-term deal will have to wait until this seasons over. The more pressing concern is when -- or if -- Byrd intends to report to the Bills this year. Byrd remains unsigned because he has yet to accept the one-year, $6.9 million offer the Bills in designating him their franchise player in March. The Bills applied the designation to retain Byrds rights and prevent the fourth-year player fromm becoming an unrestricted free agent. Tracy Mcgrady Hawks Jersey. Byrd would once again be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in March, and the Bills would once again have the option to apply the franchise tag. Brandon provided few updates on Byrds status with the Bills into their second week of training camp in suburban Rochester. He said the two sides have "open lines of communication," but didnt know the last time Jim Overdorf, the teams chief negotiator, last spoke with Byrds agent, Eugene Parker. And Brandon couldnt predict when Byrd might finally report. "I hope he walks in in 10 minutes," Brandon said. "Our goal is to have Jairus back in camp. We cant wait for him to get here. Well welcome him with open arms." Parker has declined comment on the status of talks and when he expects Byrd to report to the team. Brandon said there is "absolutely zero contention" between the two sides, and noted that both are simply exercising their rights under league rules. As for the failure to reach a long-term deal this off-season, Brandon characterized it as "two sides not completely on the same page for where we wanted to be by July 15." ' ' ' to tie Wayne Gretzky for 18th.UP NEXT:Colorado: Will play at home against Arizona on Tuesday.St. Louis: Will play at home against Chicago on Wednesday. ' ' ' 

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