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NCAA Game Summary - Kansas at Georgia Tech



(Saturday, September 17th)

Final Score: Georgia Tech 66, Kansas 24

Atlanta, Georgia (Sports Network) - Orwin Smith rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown, and caught two passes for 108 yards and another score as Georgia Tech registered a school-record 768 total yards to blow out Kansas 66-24 in non-conference play.

Four different players rushed for 70 yards or more for Georgia Tech (3-0), which led the nation with 323.3 rushing yards per game last year. The Yellow Jackets were at it again Saturday against the Jayhawks, amassing a school- record 604 yards on the ground, on 50 carries.

The all-time FBS record for yards rushing in a game is 768 by Oklahoma in 1988.

Smith led all rushers with a 31.4 yards per carry average, while Embry Peeples added 110 yards on five carries, including a touchdown. Quarterback Tevin Washington completed 4-of-7 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns.

It was the 10th straight road loss for Kansas (2-1), which trailed by just seven at halftime. Running back Darrian Miller led the Jayhawks' offense with 53 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Jordan Webb finished 11-of-19 for 148 yards.

Smith put the Yellow Jackets on the board with a 95-yard touchdown nearly three minutes into the game.

Miller followed with a 10-yard score to tie the game at seven with 7:09 left in the first quarter. Georgia Tech came back quickly in a four play, 44-yard drive that culminated in a four-yard touchdown run by Roddy Jones.

Miller once again tied the game with 9:03 left, finding the end zone from 11 yards out. Georgia Tech made it 21-14 by striking quickly on the next drive with a 19-yard touchdown run by David Sims, who finished with 70 yards rushing on the afternoon.

Both teams executed two-minute offenses at the end of the half, as Georgia Tech's Justin Moore hit a 24-yard field goal with 39 seconds remaining, and Kansas kicker Alex Mueller countering with a 28-yard field goal to pull Kansas within 24-17 as time expired in the half.

It would be all Georgia Tech following intermission. Peeples ripped off a 63- yard touchdown run on the first play of the half, and Smith caught a 67-yard pass from Washington on the next series that pushed the Yellow Jacket's lead to 38-17. Washington kept the hot hand on the next drive, hitting Jones on a 52-yard touchdown pass.

Georgia Tech followed with three consecutive touchdown runs, beginning with a 21-yard scoring scamper by David Sims that made it 52-17 with 3:30 to go in the third quarter. Synjyn Days added a two-yard touchdown run with 11:44 remaining, and Charles Perkins capped off the Yellow Jackets rout with a three-yard TD run with 5:13 remaining.

Kansas wrapped up the scoring with a late 10-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Quinn Mecham to Andrew Turzilli.

09/17 17:23:39 ET


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