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Georgia Tech cruises past Middle Tennessee 42-14

Oct 16, 2010 - 10:58 PM By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer

ATLANTA (AP) -- Anthony Allen ran for two touchdowns, quarterback Joshua Nesbitt rushed for 106 yards and Georgia Tech recovered from a sluggish start to beat Middle Tennessee 42-14 on Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets scored touchdowns on three straight possessions of the third quarter, the last of which made it 35-7 on Allen's 5-yard run to the left side.

On the previous two drives, Allen ran down the right sideline for a 32-yard score, and Stephen Hill caught a 26-yard TD pass from Nesbitt.

Georgia Tech (5-2), which has a three-game winning streak, visits Atlantic Coast Conference rival Clemson next week.

Nesbitt needs 45 yards to break the ACC career record for yards rushing by a quarterback, a mark Clemson's Woodrow Dantzler set in 2001. His 1-yard run in the second quarter gave the Jackets a 14-0 lead and increased his ACC career lead to 33 for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.

Middle Tennessee (2-4) took its second straight loss and third in the last four. The Blue Raiders host Louisiana-Monroe in Sun Belt Conference play next week.

Quarterback Dwight Dasher ran for two TDs, but Middle Tennessee's offense never regained its composure after he threw three interceptions - two to Jackets safety Jerrard Tarrant - on the Blue Raiders' first four possessions.

Georgia Tech made some mistakes, too.

In the first half, Scott Blair missed a 41-yard field-goal attempt, Allen lost a fumble and the passing attack suffered a few letdowns.

Nesbitt overthrew Hill on the Jackets' first offensive snap and missed a would-be touchdown. He missed another TD opportunity by overthrowing Embry Peeples on a deep route. Peeples dropped a TD pass, as did Correy Earls.

Reserve quarterbacks Tevin Washington and David Sims played the fourth period for Georgia Tech. Sims' 20-yard run late in the fourth quarter made it 42-14.

Allen, who finished with 75 yards on 13 carries, has scored five TDs in the last two games.

Orwin Smith put Georgia Tech ahead 7-0 with a 20-yard run.

Dasher's first TD, a 1-yard run, cut the lead to 14-7 late in the second quarter. His 6-yard run late in the fourth made it 35-14.






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    Middle Tennessee 14, Georgia Tech 42  FinalNov 2 10:01 PM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 0 7 0 7 14
    GEORGIA TECH 7 7 21 7 42 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: GEORGIA TE - TD, ORWIN SMITH 20 YD RUN (SCOTT
    BLAIR KICK), 4:26. GEORGIA
    TECH 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: GEORGIA TE - TD, JOSHUA NESBITT 1 YD RUN
    (SCOTT BLAIR KICK), 7:49.
    GEORGIA TECH 14-0
    MIDDLE TE

    Oct 16 6:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 14
    GEORGIA TECH 42 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oct 16 6:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 14
    GEORGIA TECH 42 1:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Middle Tennessee 14, Georgia Tech 42  4th - 1:35Oct 16 6:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 14
    GEORGIA TECH 35 5:30 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Middle Tennessee 14, Georgia Tech 35  4th - 5:30Oct 16 6:17 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    GEORGIA TECH 35 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oct 16 5:57 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    GEORGIA TECH 35 1:14 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee 7, Georgia Tech 35  3rd - 1:14Oct 16 5:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    GEORGIA TECH 28 4:43 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee 7, Georgia Tech 28  3rd - 4:43Oct 16 5:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    GEORGIA TECH 21 9:06 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee 7, Georgia Tech 21  3rd - 9:06Oct 16 5:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    GEORGIA TECH 14 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oct 16 4:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    GEORGIA TECH 14 4:23 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee 7, Georgia Tech 14  2nd - 4:23Oct 16 4:41 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    GEORGIA TECH 14 7:11 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee 0, Georgia Tech 14  2nd - 7:11Oct 16 4:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    GEORGIA TECH 7 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oct 16 4:08 PM


  • NCAAF
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    GEORGIA TECH 7 10:34 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee 0, Georgia Tech 7  1st - 10:34Oct 16 3:45 PM