Wednesday, September 16, 2009

GT Wins gator Bowl

Jacksonville FL- The #14 ranked Georgia Tech Yellowjackets maybe alittle upset over not being in the confrence championship game. However, they did coach Millhimes and there fans something to be happy about.
Tech bounced back from a sloppy first quarter to hold Rutgers scoreless for the final three quarters and capture a 38-14 win to snag the Gator Bowl. Tech traded touchdowns in the first with Rutgers early before picking up there defense.

"Im happy for our kids" said Coach Millhimes. "These kids played there hearts out to bring a trophy home to Atlanta is nice"

Josh Nesbitt played a terrific game. He was 16-27 for 228 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Jonathan Dwyer had 19 carries for 72 yards and 3 touchdowns. It was the third straight game Dwyer was held to under 100 yards. Melton had 7 catches for 128 yards and a touchdown for GT.

On defense, it was the play of the front 4 that made the difference. Morgan, Hall, and Walls each added a sack.

The game started crazy when Rutgers took the opening kickoff 56 yards to the GT 35. Thats where Graves caught a 35 yard touchdown pass to put Rutgers up 7-0. GT answered back when Reid took the next kickoff 85 yards to the Rutgers 3. Dwyer would score on a 2 yard run to tie it. Both teams traded touchdowns again before Rutgers QB Natalie was picked by Burnett at the GT 40 yard line. Nesbitt would then fake an option and throw a bomb to Melton who took off 50 yards for the touchdown and a 21-14 lead after one.

Midway through the 2nd, Dwyer hit the endzone again for the third time in the game and a 28-14 lead that held up to the half.

The rest of the game was pretty much ball control as GT held the ball almost double the time than Rutgers. A 3rd quarter field goal made it 31-14 and Nesbitt iced it early in the Fourth with a 22 yard touchdown run. Congrats to all the seniors this year for a job well done. Cant wait until next year. Have a great year everyone.

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