NCAA Game Summary - Georgia Tech at Maryland|
(Saturday, November 3)
Final Score: Georgia Tech 33, Maryland 13
College Park, MD (Sports Network) - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets scored
five rushing touchdowns en route to a convincing ACC road victory over the
depleted Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium, 33-13.
The Yellow Jackets (4-5, 3-3 ACC) quarterback tandem of Tevin Washington and
Vad Lee had just two completions on four pass attempts, but with 370 team
rushing yards, it didn't matter much. Lee gained 60 yards on the ground while
scoring twice, and Washington picked up 30 yards and a touchdown. Orwin Smith
led the squad with 89 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Jeremiah Attaochu
wreaked havoc for the Maryland offense, finishing with three sacks and a
Shawn Petty, a freshman linebacker who hadn't been under center since high
school, got the start at quarterback for the Terrapins (4-5, 2-3) after the
first four quarterbacks on their depth chart were all lost for the season to
injury. Petty struggled out of the gate but finished with two touchdown
passes, an interception and 115 yards on 9-of-18 passing. Stefon Diggs was
the recipient of both Petty touchdown passes for Maryland, which lost its
third straight contest.
Georgia Tech opened the scoring midway through the first quarter after a
series that consisted of just one pass play compared to 11 runs. Washington
scored from one-yard out to complete the drive.
Petty was then sacked by Attaochu on his first career snap under center and
failed to complete a pass in the first quarter. He also lost a fumble, which
was picked up by Attaochu to give the Yellow Jackets' offense terrific field
position. Smith scored five plays later and Georgia Tech was in control.
Lee added to the lead midway through the second quarter with a short touchdown
run, and the Yellow Jackets led 20-0 at halftime. Maryland gained 46 yards of
total offense in the half and only picked up four first downs. Petty completed
just one pass for one yard in the half.
Robert Godhigh scored his second touchdown of the season with 3:26 remaining
in the third quarter to put Georgia Tech ahead, 27-0.
Although the game was well in hand in the fourth quarter, Petty's late
touchdown passes to Diggs provided Maryland with some hope heading into next
The Yellow Jackets improve to 15-6 all-time against the Terrapins.
11/03 17:11:44 ET