Sunday, September 27, 2009


While folks were touting Miami as the new best team in Florida, they were also quick to dismiss the previously ranked Yellow Jackets. Not so fast.

Against a UNC team looking for a much needed out-of-North Carolina road win, Georgia Tech did what they do best and handily defeated the Tar Heels.

Quarterback Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and Georgia Tech's defense made the most of a scheme change to beat No. 22 North Carolina 24-7 on Saturday.

Georgia Tech (3-1 overall, 2-1 ACC) in a 4-3 scheme instead of the 4-2-5 it ran in last week's 33-17 loss at Miami. The Yellow Jackets held North Carolina (3-1, 0-1) to 154 yards.

Jonathan Dwyer, the 2008 ACC player of the year, had 158 yards rushing for his first 100-yard game of the season. He showed no sign of the shoulder injury that limited him to five carries for 7 yards against Miami.

Nesbitt added a career-high 32 carries for 97 yards. Georgia Tech had 317 yards rushing in its spread option offense while holding North Carolina to 17.

North Carolina's only touchdown came on T.J. Yates' 40-yard pass to Erik Highsmith early in the fourth quarter.

The Jackets then put the game away with a 17-play, 76-yard touchdown drive, capped by Nesbitt's 10-yard run. The drive lasted 8 minutes, 15 seconds.

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