Scores

Final

Virginia 20

(2-1, 0-1 ACC)

Georgia Tech 56

(2-1, 1-1 ACC)

Coverage: ESPNU

3:30 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA

1 2 3 4 T
UVA 7 0 0 1320
GT 21 14 7 1456

Top Performers

Passing: P. Sims (UVA) - 56 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Washington (GT) - 11 CAR, 93 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: Z. Laskey (GT) - 1 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD

Georgia Tech's early barrage overwhelms Virginia

Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Tevin Washington ran for three touchdowns and threw a 70-yard scoring pass to Zach Laskey on Georgia Tech's first snap, setting up an early barrage of big plays as the Yellow Jackets beat Virginia 56-20 on Saturday.

Washington's backup at quarterback, Vad Lee, added to the rout with two touchdown runs.

Georgia Tech's spread-option offense overwhelmed the Cavaliers with three gains of 60 yards or longer on its first four plays.

After Washington's long scoring pass to Laskey, Orwin Smith had a 77-yard touchdown run on the second play of Georgia Tech's next possession. Washington started the third possession with a 60-yard rush to set up his 1-yard touchdown run.

Georgia Tech (2-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) kept up the high-scoring pace with 1-yard scoring runs by Washington and Lee in the second quarter for a 35-7 halftime lead.

Virginia (2-1, 0-1) was held to 98 yards rushing. One year ago, the Cavaliers ran for 274 yards and held the ball 30 minutes in a 24-21 win over the Yellow Jackets.

Georgia Tech scored 50 or more points in an ACC game for the first time since beating Wake Forest 52-20 on Oct. 14, 2000. The 56 points were the third-highest total for the Yellow Jackets in an ACC game.

Smith had six carries for 137 yards.

Laskey's long touchdown came on his first career catch. He ran for 43 yards and did not return after suffering a shoulder injury in the first half.

Virginia's first touchdown came on Michael Rocco's 19-yard pass to tight end Jake McGee in the first quarter.

Rocco completed 15 of 25 passes for 143 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Phillip Sims replaced Rocco in the fourth quarter and threw two scoring passes -- a 22-yard touchdown pass to E.J. Scott and a 1-yarder to Zachary Swanson on the final play of the game.

Sims completed 6 of 8 passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns.

Another bright spot for Virginia was sophomore tailback Khalek Shepherd, who had a 72-yard kickoff return, a 22-yard catch and four carries for 33 yards.

Washington's third touchdown run, a 12-yarder, pushed Georgia Tech's lead to 42-7 in the third quarter. Washington sat out the remainder of the game.

With Lee at quarterback, Matt Connors had a 32-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter. The 49-7 lead gave the Yellow Jackets their most points in the series with Virginia.

Lee added a 41-yard touchdown run with 5:56 remaining.

Washington completed 6 of 8 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. He had 11 carries for 93 yards and matched his career high with the three scoring runs.

Perry Jones, who had 149 yards rushing against Georgia Tech last year, had five carries for 15 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UVA
GT
1st Downs1422
Total Yards297594
Passing199133
Rushing98461
Penalties6-509-47
3rd Down Conversions6-146-10
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers21
Possession31:2328:37

Passing Leaders

VirginiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rocco15/251435.712
Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Washington6/812515.610

Rushing Leaders

VirginiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Parks13534.1018
Shepherd4338.3014
Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith613722.8177
Washington11938.5360

Receiving Leaders

VirginiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Parks33411.3023
Terrell22914.5020
Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Laskey17070.0170
Godhigh12121.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUVAGT
TD13:25Zach Laskey 70 Yd Pass From Tevin Washington (David Scully Kick) 07
TD10:31Orwin Smith 77 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 014
TD06:27Jake McGee 19 Yd Pass From Michael Rocco (Drew Jarrett Kick) 714
TD02:56Tevin Washington 1 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERUVAGT
TD09:50Vad Lee 1 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 728
TD00:00Tevin Washington 1 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 735
THIRD QUARTERUVAGT
TD09:54Tevin Washington 12 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 742
FOURTH QUARTERUVAGT
TD12:40Matt Connors 32 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 749
TD09:15E.J. Scott 22 Yd Pass From Phillip Sims (Drew Jarrett Kick) 1449
TD05:56Vad Lee 41 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 1456
TD00:00Zachary Swanson 1 Yd Pass From Phillip Sims 2056