Norman OK- #1 Georgia Tech does not have much firepower this year. There Offensive passing game has really declined and many are wondering if Oklahoma was finally the team to stop the Yellow Jackets 16 game win streak dating back 3 years. It looked like it for the first half of today's ballgame before fate took over.
Is he down as time expires?
In a game in which tech trailed 20-0 at the half, they managed to take a short lead and trailed by 5 with 17 seconds left. Thats when offensive captain and senior Roddy Jones took over. Jones returned the kickoff 72 yards to the OU 19 then Jordan Luallen tossed a 19 yard touchdown pass to Jones with no time left as Georgia Tech pulled off a miracle win over #11 Oklahoma 29-26.
This game saw the starting HB for Oklahoma Jermie Calhoun get knocked out of the game in the second quarter after rushing 6 times for 36 yards. Georgia Tech also lost there starting fullback Richard Watson for the game in the 3rd. He had 47 yards on 12 carries.
"Im still in shock" said Coach Millhimes. "We were being crushed in the first half and our defense awoke in the second half and allowed us to make some big plays to get back into this thing.
GT trailed 20-14 with 3:00 minutes left in the 4th when FS Roderick Sweeting picked off Landry Jones and returned it 74 yards for the touchdown and a 21-20 lead after the PAT.
Ou came right back down the field and scored when they drove down the field using nice run plays. It was capped by a Miller 2 yard touchdown run that gave them the lead 26-21 after a missed 2 point conversion. Thats when Roddy Jones took over.
Jones finished the game with 5 carries for 24 yards and 2 catches for 31 yards and the touchdown.
Georgia Tech drove down the field on there first posession and missed a 46 yard field goal. They dropped 3 passes on there opeing drive alone. OU would hit a 52 yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead after one.
Next quarter was all OU. Senior SS Sam Proctor returned 2 interceptions in the quarter for touchdowns and OU added a field goal to make it 20-0 at the half.
GT outgained OU 248-214. Total yards was GT with 442-315.
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