NCAA Game Summary - Georgia Tech at Georgia|
(Saturday, November 27th)
Final Score: Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 34
Athens, GA (Sports Network) - Aaron Murray threw for 271 yards and three
touchdowns to help lead the Georgia Bulldogs to a thrilling 42-34 win over the
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in non-conference action at Sanford Stadium.
Murray converted 15-of-19 passes for the Bulldogs (6-6) as they won for the
second time in the last three outings. Washaun Ealey accounted for 118 yards
and two touchdowns on the ground as well.
The Yellow Jackets (6-6) were paced by a running attack that generated 411
yards and five touchdowns in the team's fourth loss in the last five tries.
Anthony Allen gained a game-high 166 yards and scored once on 29 carries,
while quarterback Tevin Washington converted 8-of-15 passes for 101 yards and
also hit the end zone twice on the ground, carrying the ball 23 times for
another 73 yards in the setback.
Georgia moved out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, thanks to passing
scores of 66 and 32 yards from Murray to Kris Durham and Orson Charles,
Tech responded with a couple of TDs of its own, the first coming on a one-yard
run by Washington and the other a 12-yard run by Roddy Jones.
Before the half could end the Bulldogs quickly put together a 67-yard drive
that used just 1:08 on the clock and ended with a three-yard TD pass from
Murray to Bruce Figgins to give the home team a 21-14 lead at the break.
In the third quarter the Yellow Jackets evened the score once again, this time
using a 19-yard touchdown run by Embry Peeples.
In the final minute of the frame the Bulldogs hit the end zone two more times,
first on a one-yard run by Ealey and then an 18-yard fumble return by Justin
Houston, giving Georgia a huge 35-21 advantage heading into the final period.
Refusing to go away quietly, Washington crossed the goal line from a yard out
for the Yellow Jackets and then Allen scored on an eight-yard run, but a
failed PAT following the second TD left Georgia Tech with the one-point
deficit at 35-34.
The Bulldogs put the game away with 1:29 left on the clock when Ealey scored
his second TD of the night, this time on a 20-yard scamper.
Georgia Tech controlled the ball for more than 38 minutes and generated 512
yards of total offense in the setback.
11/28 01:35:29 ET