GT'S Mario Butler Makes an Interception that Would be returned for a TD
Chapel Hill NC- What a difference a year makes. Last year, GT was upset by North Carolina and was left out of the ACC title run. This year things have changed alittle. Josh Nesbitt threw for 3 touchdowns and #6 GT shookoff a rough first quarter to outscore NC 45-3 the final three quarters on route to a 48-10 win over the #16 Tarheels in North Carolina
" It was a huge win and impressive show of leadership" Said Millhimes when asked about his QB Josh Nesbitt. Nesbitt finished the game 20-29 for 242 yards and 3 TD's and no picks. He also had 25 yards rushing for the Yellowjackets who start the season 6-0.
Lucas Cox had another impressive game rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.
GT's defense came up big again forcing 3 turnovers and three sacks. Mario Bulter continues to play like a Hesiman winner. Butler had yet another interception return for a touchdown.
Carolina went on top early when GT took the opening kickoff and Cox fumled the ball at the 35. Robert Quinn picked up the loose ball for Carolina and returned it all the way for the TD and a 7-0 lead.
Cox would find the endzone in the second quarter with 10 seconds left witha 1 yard touchdown run to tie it at 10 going into halfitme.
The third quarter saw a fumble by North Carolina turn into points as Nesbitt hit Marcus Wright for a 9 yard touchdown pass and a 17-10 lead after three.
The Fourth quarter was a complete mess for the Traheels. Nesbitt hit Melton early in the quarter for a 17 yard touchdown pass to increase the lead to 24-10. The next Tarheel possession showed promise until Mario Butler jumped in front of a sideline pass and did a spin move by the WR for a 27 yard interception return for a touchdown and the game blown wide open. Thomas would add a touchdown catch of 7 yards and backup QB Jason Shaw would run in a 1 yard touchdown run with 22 seconds left to give GT a huge win .
GT heads home to play Duke next, Tech has an interesting schedule ahead as they play Duke, Wake Forest, Clemson, and Virginia.
|NCAA Stat Leaders as of 11/6/2009|
|1.Christoan Ponder (FSU)||1740|
|1.John Brantley (UF)||16|
|2.Taylor Potts (TXTECH)||16|
|3.Ross Jenkins (L.T)||16|
|3.Akeem Smith (Temple)||615|