Atlanta GA- The Georgia Tech Yellow jackets continue to show why they are the #1 ranked team in the nation. The manage to rally when down and even learn to progress as the season goes along. Just ask QB Jordan Luallen.
Luallen had his best passing performance of the season putting up 220 yards and a touchdown to go along with 105 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground as the #1 GT Yellow Jackets won there 19th straight game in a 45-14 win over #8 Alabama.
"We were hoping that Jordan would start to show signs of Josh Nesbitt in him and he has started to show he can be a weapon at both ends" said Coach Millhimes.
Georgia Tech really didnt have much to worry about the whole game as they outgained the Crimson Tide 470-174. They also held Bama to just 1 3rd down conversion on 9 attempts. Bama also failed on two 4th down conversions. Tech's defense is showing its face again this year after leading the nation in sacks and INT's last year.
Tech also got 88 yards and a touchdown from fullback Richard Watson.
GT'S Lance Richardson spears Bama HB Trent Richardson
GT jumped out early 14-0 in the first after Luallen hit Sims on a 35 yard touchdown pass and Luallen ran it in from 2 yards out. The scoring continued in the second as Bama produced 4 straight 4 and out series. Luallen again had a 4 yard rushing touchdown and capped the scoring with 11 seconds left with yet another 4 yard run to make it 28-0 at the half.
Bama got on the board in the third when Robert Green returned a Luallen pick 63 yards for a score. GT answered though the next drive on a 4 yard TD run by Watson.
Former starter turned backup QB Jaybo Shaw was put in during the 4th where he hit Fisher on a 35 yard touchdown throw to give GT a 45-7 lead. Bama would tack on a touchdown before it was all said and done.
Bama's QB Star Jackson could not get in rythem. He threw for 92 yards on 5-12 passing.
|NCAA Stat Leaders As Of 10/01|
|2.Kendrick Hardy(Sou Miss)||656|
|3.Brandon Bolden(Ole Miss)||629|
|2.Kendrick Hardy(Sou Miss)||9|