NCAA Game Summary - Virginia at Georgia Tech
(Saturday, September 15th)
Final Score: Georgia Tech 56, Virginia 20
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Behind 461 team rushing yards, the Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets blew out the Virginia Cavaliers, 56-20, in ACC action at Dodd
Orwin Smith led Georgia Tech (2-1, 1-1 ACC) in rushing with 137 yards and a
touchdown on just six carries. Tevin Washington completed 6-of-8 passes for
125 yards and a touchdown and ran for 93 yards and three scores. Vad Lee added
59 yards and found the end zone twice on the ground.
For Virginia (2-1, 0-1), Michael Rocco started the game and completed 15-of-25
passes for 143 yards, tossing a touchdown and two interceptions. He was
spelled for Phillip Sims late, who went 6-of-8 for 56 yards and two
The Yellow Jackets struck first at the 13:25 mark of the first quarter on a
70-yard touchdown pass from Washington to Zach Laskey.
Georgia Tech's lead extended to 14-0 on another big play just three minutes
later. This time it was Smith ripping off a 77-yard touchdown run.
Virginia got on the scoreboard midway through the first quarter, cutting its
deficit in half following a 19-yard touchdown pass from Rocco to Jake McGee.
At the 2:56 mark of the first quarter, Washington added a one-yard rushing
touchdown to put the Yellow Jackets up, 21-7. A 60-yard run from Washington
earlier in the drive helped set up the short score.
Lee added a one-yard touchdown run early the second quarter to give Georgia
Tech a three touchdown lead.
The Yellow Jackets' lead ballooned to 35-7 just before the half when
Washington ran in another one-yard score.
It was much of the same after intermission, with Washington running in a 12-
yard score to further pad Georgia Tech's advantage. Another touchdown - A 32-
yarder from Matt Connors early in the fourth quarter - gave Georgia Tech a
The Cavaliers finally got back on the scoreboard with 9:15 left in the game
when Sims completed a 22-yard touchdown strike to E.J. Scott, but Georgia Tech
answered with another Lee score later in the quarter.
Virginia added a score in the game's waning seconds when Sims connected on a
one-yard touchdown pass to Zachary Swanson.
The Yellow Jackets scored touchdowns on all four of their red zone drives.
09/15 19:29:15 ET