Georgia Tech at Maryland

Georgia Tech 33, Maryland 13


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Orwin Smith ran for 89 yards and a touchdown, and Georgia Tech stymied a Maryland offense led by linebacker-turned-quarterback Shawn Petty in a 33-13 rout Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets (4-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 20-0 at halftime and 27-0 late in the third quarter before Maryland finally scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Petty to Stefon Diggs. Petty also threw a 23-yard TD pass to Diggs on the game's final play, but the injury-depleted Terrapins (4-5, 2-3) dropped their third straight.

Maryland has lost four quarterbacks for the season with injuries, so coach Randy Edsall was forced to turn to Petty, a true freshman signed as a linebacker. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound left-hander ran for 24 yards on 17 carries and completed 9 of 18 passes for 115 yards. He also fumbled twice and threw an interception.

The Yellow Jackets finished with a 401-259 advantage in total yardage, including 205-61 in the decisive first half.

Georgia Tech backup quarterback Vad Lee ran for a pair of 2-yard touchdowns and starter Tevin Washington also rushed for a score, the 34th of his career - one short of the school and ACC record for quarterbacks held by Joshua Nesbitt.

The Yellow Jackets amassed 370 yards rushing against the nation's fourth-ranked defense against the run (77.6 yards per game before Saturday).

Georgia Tech took a 6-0 lead late in the first quarter when Washington capped a 12-play, 69-yard drive with a 1-yard run. Smith kept the march alive with a 17-yard run on a fourth-and-3 from the Maryland 35.

The Yellow Jackets capitalized on a Petty fumble to make it 13-0 early in the second quarter. After Jeremiah Attaochu recovered the loose ball at the Maryland 33, Smith scored from the 5.

Another three-and-out by the Terrapins followed, and a 17-yard punt provided Georgia Tech the ball at the Maryland 49. Seven plays later, Lee scored for a 20-0 lead.

At that juncture, the Yellow Jackets had a 170-22 advantage in total yardage and Maryland still had not yet picked up a first down.

The Terrapins finally moved the chains for the first time with 6:38 left in the half when Georgia Tech was called for roughing the kicker on a punt.

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Scoring Summary
GATECHTevin Washington 1 yd run (missed kick)
GATECHOrwin Smith 5 yd run (David Scully kick)
GATECHVad Lee 2 yd run (David Scully kick)
GATECHRobert Godhigh 5 yd run (David Scully kick)
MDStefon Diggs 16 yd pass from Shawn Petty (Brendan Magistro kick)
GATECHVad Lee 2 yd run (blocked XP)
MDStefon Diggs 23 yd pass from Shawn Petty
Team Stats
First Downs1917
Third Down Efficiency3-85-15
Fourth Down Efficiency2-31-2
Plays-Net Yards60-40162-259
Passing Yds31115
Kick Return Yds36133
Punt Return Yds5614
Time of Poss.28:1831:42
Individual Stats
GATECH: Orwin Smith 10-89, Synjyn Days 6-66, Vad Lee 12-60, Robert Godhigh 5-34, David Sims 8-33, Tevin Washington 4-30, Zach Laskey 4-16, Tony Zenon 2-16, B.J. Bostic 2-13, Broderick Snoddy 2-11, Deon Hill 1-2
MD: Brandon Ross 12-66, Wes Brown 9-38, Shawn Petty 17-24, Stefon Diggs 4-18, Justus Pickett 1--1, Albert Reid 1--1
GATECH: Vad Lee 1-2-26-0, Tevin Washington 1-2-5-0
MD: Shawn Petty 9-18-115-1
GATECH: Orwin Smith 1-26, Jeff Greene 1-5
MD: Stefon Diggs 5-55, Justus Pickett 1-28, Kevin Dorsey 1-14, Levern Jacobs 1-10, Ryan Schlothauer 1-8
Georgia Tech5th Atlantic Coast Coastal4-49-4
Maryland5th Big Ten East3-66-7

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