Atlanta GA- The #15 ranked Georgia Tech Yellowjackets are off and rolling. Tech once again dominated a team on defense while the offense was so-so. Tech had 6 sacks and caused 4 tunrovers including an interception return by Mario Butler to help #15 Yellow Jackets to a 42-14 win over UCF(0-1).
" Our Defense is a monster right now" said coach Millhimes. Butler returned a 3rd quarter pass 64 yards for a touchdown and his second one in as many weeks. Peters once again was a force at LE. He had 8 tackles and 4 sacks to lead the Yellow Jackets. Hall and Barnes also added Sacks.
Nesbitt finished 12-22 for 159 yards and 3 touchdowns and 3 picks. He also had 43 yards rushing. Larry Cox added 62 yards on 17 carries. Melton had 3 catches for 52 yards. Thomas was very quiet with 3 catches for 28 yards after a big week #1.
After a Nesbitt to Melton 21 touchdown pass made it 7-0 early, UCF came right back with a 20 yard touchdown pass to tie it at 7 with 19 seconds left. Then the fun started. Jones recieved the kickoff and went 95 yards for the touchdown and a 14-7 lead with 6 seconds left. UCF's Brad Walters grabbed the GT kickoff and went 98 yards for another return and a tie game at 14 after the first.
The GT defense would hold them scoreless the rest of the day. Jones and Thomas each caught touchdown passes in the second quarter to give Tech a 28-14 halftime lead. The opeing drive in the 3rd is where Butler snagged his pick and returned it for a 35-14 lead. After trading possessions, UCF's QB Calabrese lost a fumble and it was picked up by Osahon Tongo and returned 14 yards for the score and to break the game wide open.
Next up, Virginia Tech!