NCAA Game Summary - Georgia Tech at Wake Forest|
(Saturday, October 2nd)
Final Score: Georgia Tech 24, Wake Forest 20
Winston-Salem, NC (Sports Network) - Joshua Nesbitt connected with Correy
Earls for a nine-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds of regulation to
give the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets a thrilling, 24-20 victory over the Wake
Forest Demon Deacons in an ACC bout at BB&T Field.
Nesbitt threw for two touchdowns and 130 yards for Georgia Tech (3-2, 2-1
ACC), but also led the ground attack with 72 yards on 26 carries.
As for the Demon Deacons (2-3, 1-2), they were paced by Josh Adams, who rushed
for 101 yards and one score on 20 attempts.
The Yellow Jackets struck first in this matchup, as Scott Blair nailed a 47-
yard field goal.
The Demon Deacons responded later in the frame when Jimmy Newman connected on
a 20-yard kick.
A one-yard touchdown run by Brandon Pendergrass with just over a minute
remaining in the first half gave the Deacons a 10-3 advantage.
However, less than a minute later, Blair connected on a 45-yard field goal,
sending Georgia Tech into the break down 10-6.
Wake Forest extended its lead in the final seconds of the third quarter when
Adams scored on a three-yard run.
The Yellow Jackets saved their best for the last quarter, as Georgia Tech
scored 18 fourth quarter points.
Georgia Tech opened the stanza with a 42-yard field goal by Blair and followed
that with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Nesbitt to Embry Peeples. Georgia Tech
tied the game at 17 apiece when Nesbitt ran in the team's two-point
Wake Forest regained the lead with just over two minutes remaining in
regulation, as Newman nailed a 26-yard kick.
However, the Yellow Jackets were led down the field by Nesbitt, who eventually
put his team on top with his touchdown pass to Earls.
10/02 23:46:36 ET