Georgia Tech beats Georgia

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ATHENS, Ga. – 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 over Virginia.

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.

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BR549
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BR549 11/29/08 - 05:29 pm
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What about them Dawgs??

What about them Dawgs??

megoldman
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megoldman 11/29/08 - 05:38 pm
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A quality win against a

A quality win against a quality team. The Perfect Option: BEAT UGA.

IncredibleGuy
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IncredibleGuy 11/29/08 - 06:40 pm
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great

great game....awesome......tech beating the #1 team, #1 defense in the world.....u think tech will be ranked higher than uga? lol hehehehe

IncredibleGuy
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IncredibleGuy 11/29/08 - 06:56 pm
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But the Yellow Jackets turned

But the Yellow Jackets turned the game around with a stunning display at the start of the third quarter. On their first play from scrimmage, Dwyer broke off a 60-yard touchdown run, then got in on the two-point conversion that made it 28-20.

Georgia went three-and-out, and Georgia Tech quickly marched for another score on Jones’ 8-yard run. Nesbitt’s conversion run put up another two points, tying the game at 28.

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IncredibleGuy 11/29/08 - 06:56 pm
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Richard Samuel fumbled the

Richard Samuel fumbled the ensuing kickoff, the Yellow jackets recovered and scored on the very next play: Dwyer’s 23-yard run. Two TDs just 16 seconds apart gave Georgia Tech its first lead of the game, 35-28, and the Bulldogs never recovered.

Stafford finished 24-of-39 for 407 yards, becoming the third quarterback in school history to throw five TDs in game. David Greene and D.J. Shockley also did it. Massaquoi had 11 receptions for 180 yards.

Georgia’s Knowshon Moreno, who like Stafford may leave school early for the NFL, rushed for 94 yards and scored on a 32-yard run. Stafford added a 12-yard scoring pass to A.J. Green with 4:04 remaining, but the Bulldogs couldn’t stop the triple-option.

Georgia Tech ran out the clock without giving Georgia another shot.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/29/08 - 07:30 pm
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No matter what the win-loss

No matter what the win-loss record; beating Georgia is a successful season.

TechLover
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TechLover 11/29/08 - 07:31 pm
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I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from

I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech, and a hell of an Engineer A Helluva, Helluva, Helluva, Helluva, Helluva Engineer Like all the jolly good fellows, I drink my whiskey clear. I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an Engineer Oh, if I had a daughter, sir, I'd dress her in white and gold, And put her on the campus To cheer the brave and bold. But if I had a son, sir, I'll tell you what he'd do-- He'd yell: 'TO HELL WITH GEORGIA!' Like his daddy used to do. Oh, I wish I had a barrel of rum, and Sugar three thousand pounds A college bell to put it in, And a clapper to stir it round. I'd drink to all the good fellows, who come from far and near. I'm a Ramblin', Gamblin', HELL OF AN ENGINEER!

TechLover
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TechLover 11/29/08 - 07:38 pm
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This comment was removed for

This comment was removed for violation of the comments policy.

wildman
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wildman 11/29/08 - 07:39 pm
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Congratulations to all the

Congratulations to all the Tech fans, you deserve it. UGA had chances but Tech had more fight today. No excuses, UGA just plain and simple got beat today.

EagleOne
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EagleOne 11/29/08 - 07:42 pm
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Well, we loved Paul Johnson

Well, we loved Paul Johnson at Southern and you are learning to love him at Tech. This was the next best thing to Southern getting into the FCS playoffs. GO TECH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IncredibleGuy
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IncredibleGuy 11/29/08 - 07:49 pm
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THANK GOODNESS ITS NOT :)

THANK GOODNESS ITS NOT :) Glory, glory to old Georgia!
Glory, glory to old Georgia!
Glory, glory to old Georgia!
G-E-O-R-G-I-A.
Glory, glory to old Georgia!
Glory, glory to old Georgia!
Glory, glory to old Georgia!
G-E-O-R-G-I-A.

"Hail Georgia"
(Played after the PAT)

Hail to Georgia down in Dixie!
Our college honored fair and true,
The Red and Black is her standard,
Proudly it waves!
Streaming today and the ages through,
She's the fairest of the Southland,
We'll pledge our love to her for aye,
To that college dear we'll ring a cheer,
All hail to dear old UGA!

IncredibleGuy
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IncredibleGuy 11/29/08 - 07:51 pm
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So then it's up with the

So then it's up with the White and Gold
Down with the Red and the Black
Georgia Tech is out for a victory
We'll drop our battle axe on Georgia's head, CHOP!
When we meet her our team will surely beat her
Down on the old farm there'll be no sound
Till our bow wows rip through the air
When the battle is over Georgia's team will be found
With the Yellow Jackets swarming around.

TechLover
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TechLover 11/29/08 - 08:06 pm
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did i mention; to hell with

did i mention; to hell with georgia?

TechLover
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TechLover 11/29/08 - 08:14 pm
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I guess the AC will cut down

I guess the AC will cut down on their college football coverage in Sunday's paper.

TechLover
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TechLover 11/29/08 - 08:28 pm
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Where's all the UGAly fans?

Where's all the UGAly fans?

ugadawgbite
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ugadawgbite 11/29/08 - 09:20 pm
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Come see my new website

Come see my new website www.firewilliemartinez.com, allowing lots of points from auburn,kentucky, and a weak gt team is unacceptable.

KSL
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KSL 11/29/08 - 09:21 pm
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Y'all stop it. Enjoy our

Y'all stop it. Enjoy our victory with the Bobby Dodd approach.

KSL
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KSL 11/29/08 - 09:24 pm
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ugadawgbite. 9 and 3 and you

ugadawgbite. 9 and 3 and you want to fire people. UGA ain't that good.

cswillys33
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cswillys33 11/29/08 - 11:52 pm
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Go figure, those BullDaweys

Go figure, those BullDaweys sure looked good on paper. This is why they play the games. This was done 'tween the bushes!! GO TECH!! May we repeat in Atlanta 2009

mbjacket81
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mbjacket81 11/29/08 - 11:56 pm
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All I gotta say is, bask in

All I gotta say is, bask in the glory of beating UGA and getting state bragging rights, finally! GO JACKETS!!!!! Just wait till Richt loses three straight to the Jackets and see if it's not a repeat of the Jim Donnan firing. :) Over 400 yards rushing to me was sufficient in proving that Tech has the better offense or that UGA has the defense equivalent to Miami or Duke this year. TO HELL WITH GEORGIA!

gcap
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gcap 11/30/08 - 12:40 am
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For sure, Tech was better

For sure, Tech was better today. One day in seven years. It won't be Richt to go. He'll be around for a long time and whip Tech six out of every seven games. Martinez must go. Tomorrow.

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patriciathomas 11/30/08 - 01:29 am
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This was a better game then

This was a better game then the score suggests. Both offenses looked good after Georgia decided to get in the game. Today was GT's day. How 'bout them Jackets?

Mr. Lovett
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Mr. Lovett 11/30/08 - 01:32 am
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Congrats to Tech. I am a

Congrats to Tech. I am a Bulldog and you guys finally got one. Congrats. As to firing the Defensive Coordinator, if you watched the game, Georgia was in position to make plays defensively but did not tackle well. We simply did not wrap up and when you don't wrap up a division one running back that is what happens.

sctex
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sctex 11/30/08 - 01:56 am
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steveblow (points and laughs)

steveblow (points and laughs)

TechLover
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TechLover 11/30/08 - 07:45 am
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Normally I don't like to cuss

Normally I don't like to cuss on these posts, but:TO HELL WITH GEORGIA! Exact post as earlier. Somehow this violates the comments policy?

TechLover
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TechLover 11/30/08 - 07:49 am
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If Dave Braine had gotten rid

If Dave Braine had gotten rid of Gailey and Reggie sooner, it wouldn't have been so long between wins,

Mojoe
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Mojoe 11/30/08 - 10:20 am
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How 'bout them Dogs!!!!

How 'bout them Dogs!!!! LMCAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 11/30/08 - 11:00 am
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yeah sctex how bout them

yeah sctex how bout them gamecocks?????

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/30/08 - 11:05 am
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Maybe it can become a little

Maybe it can become a little bit of a rivalry again. The difference it obvious. Nesbit says this is why I came to Tech, to beat Ga. Never heard a UGA player make that statement. Hope I never do. Goals are a little higher for UGA players. Congrats to tech fans. I guess 8 in a row was a reach.

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steve-o 11/30/08 - 11:38 am
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tech still has the most

tech still has the most beastly women of any college in the country. Gooooooooooo DAWGS!!!!!

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