ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Roddy Jones rushed for 214 yards, including a
decisive 54-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, and
No. 18 Georgia Tech overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to beat
13th-ranked Georgia for the first time since 2000, stunning the
Bulldogs 45-42 Saturday.
The cold, rainy day wasn't a total victory for the visiting
team: Virginia Tech denied the Yellow Jackets a spot in the
Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with a 17-14 victory
But Georgia Tech (9-3) ended a streak of seven straight losses
to Georgia by running for 409 yards out of the triple option
offense. Jones, a redshirt freshman, averaged more than 16 yards
per carry and scored twice. Jonathan Dwyer added 144 yards rushing
and two TDs of his own.