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
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
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