NCAA Game Summary - Georgia Tech at Miami-Florida|
(Saturday, October 22nd)
Final Score: Miami-Florida 24, (20) Georgia Tech 7
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Lamar Miller ran for 93 yards on 27 carries with
a touchdown as Miami-Florida took down 20th-ranked Georgia Tech, 24-7, at Sun
Mike James also had a rushing touchdown while Jacory Harris completed just 8-
of-23 passes for 140 yards with an interception for the Hurricanes (4-3, 2-2
ACC), who have won their past two games to move over .500 on the season.
"We did good moving the ball on the ground today," said James. "We were able
to get a strong push off the line and we took advantage of that."
Tevin Washington was just 6-of-12 passing for 63 yards and a pick. He ran in
the lone score of the game for the Yellow Jackets (6-2, 3-2), who have dropped
their past two games after winning the first six of the season.
"I thought our kids played hard," said Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson.
"I am frustrated that we couldn't find something to do better on offense,
clearly they had a better plan than we did, because we couldn't get any
rhythm, couldn't get anything going. We couldn't hit any good plays. We
couldn't overcome the special teams that we had today, and that is a
reflection on me."
Washington was picked off on his first attempt of the game and Miami took over
at the Georgia Tech 46. Several plays later, Miller's 11-yard run set up a
1st-and-goal at the three and James punched the ball into the end zone
on a second effort for a 7-0 lead with 8:17 left in the first.
The score remained that way until the second quarter when a special teams
mishap from the Yellow Jackets turned into seven points for the Hurricanes.
A Dalton Botts punt from near midfield saw Zach Laskey muff the catch and JoJo
Nicolas recover in the end zone for a 14-0 lead with 10:17 to play in the
Georgia Tech finally got its offense on track on its following touch as the
team covered 92 yards over 20 plays with Washington taking the ball into the
end zone himself on a sneak from the one-yard line to make it a 14-7 game with
just 62 seconds left in the half.
However, Travis Benjamin returned the ensuing kickoff 48 yards to give the
Hurricanes the ball just past midfield. Harris then hit Tommy Streeter for 32
yards. Following an incompletion, Miller took the ball up the middle and into
the end zone on a 14-yard score to make it a 21-7 game at the break.
The Yellow Jackets started the second half with the ball and pushed it
across midfield, but a Washington pass on 4th-and-3 fell incomplete.
That was it for Georgia Tech, though, as the team didn't get the ball
past midfield the rest of the way and Jake Wieclaw's 39-yard field goal just
over a minute into the fourth accounted for the final score.
Georgia Tech hosts Clemson next Saturday...The Hurricanes host Virginia on
Thursday...Miami has won the past three meetings with Georgia Tech...The two
teams combined for just 473 yards of offense, with Miami totaling 262
yards...Washington had 36 rushing yards.
10/23 00:16:10 ET