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Georgia Tech controls clock, beats North Carolina 33-7

ATLANTA (AP) For Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, the math was simple.

''If you hold the ball for 38 minutes, you should win,'' Johnson said.

Georgia Tech played keep-away against North Carolina, dominating the clock with its ball-control offense, and KirVonte Benson scored on a 63-yard run as the Yellow Jackets beat the Tar Heels 33-7 on Saturday.

Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had scoring drives of 18 and 17 plays in the first half to wear down short-handed North Carolina (1-4, 0-3).

TaQuon Marshall ran for 137 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown run , and threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Ricky Jeune. Benson added 130 yards rushing.

''It was a step up from last week,'' Marshall said, referring to his play in last week's 35-17 win over Pittsburgh. ''It's still not where I want to be.''

Georgia Tech held the ball almost twice as long as the Tar Heels. The Yellow Jackets pulled away after leading only 10-0 at halftime.

''I think we just executed better in the second half,'' Marshall said. ''We just got in a groove.''

The Tar Heels have lost 13 players, including top wide receiver Austin Proehl, to season-ending injuries.

North Carolina avoided being shut out when Jordon Brown scored on an 8-yard run with 5:05 remaining. The touchdown was set up by Chazz Surratt's 34-yard pass to Jordan Cunningham.

It was a dramatic departure from recent shootouts in the series. North Carolina averaged 44.7 points in winning the last three games against Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets held the ball for 18 plays and 8 minutes, 54 seconds on a 90-yard touchdown drive capped by Marshall's 5-yard run in the first quarter.

It was Georgia Tech's longest touchdown drive since 2012. The Yellow Jackets then added a 17-play, 74-yard drive in the second quarter that ended with a 21-yard field goal by Shawn Davis.

''The defense played 44 snaps in the first half, so there was no doubt that they were going to end up wearing down,'' said North Carolina coach Larry Fedora.

Georgia Tech, which lost four fumbles in the win over Pittsburgh, had two more lost fumbles by Marshall and Benson. One play after Marshall's fumble , A.J. Gray had the first of his two interceptions to give possession back to the Yellow Jackets. Benson then broke free for his 63-yard touchdown run.

''The turnover was a big play for us,'' Fedora said. ''... Then we don't capitalize on offense.''

Benson fumbled at the goal line late in the third quarter.

Georgia Tech backup quarterback Matthew Jordan had a 5-yard scoring run with less than 2 minutes remaining.

THE TAKEAWAY

North Carolina: The Tar Heels offense, so high-powered in wins over Georgia Tech the last three years, showed the effects of the latest string of season-ending injuries. In addition to Proehl, defensive tackle Tyler Powell, tight end Carl Tucker and receiver Rontavius Groves were declared out for the season this week.

''We're going to put 11 guys out there and those 11 guys are expected to do their job,'' Fedora said. ''... That's all there is to it. They can't worry about continuity because there is none.''

Georgia Tech: The productive spread-option attack grabs the headlines, but the Yellow Jackets are also winning with defense this season. Gray's two interceptions led the way for a unit which could be the difference in Georgia Tech's hopes in the ACC Coastal Division.

MISSED KICKS

North Carolina's Freeman Jones was wide left on a 40-yard field goal in the second quarter and again was left on a 52-yard attempt to end the half. Entering the game, Jones had made three of four field goal attempts, but none longer than 39 yards. He has missed each of his three attempts this season from 40 yards or longer.

HIGH MARK FOR JOHNSON

It marked the first time in Johnson's 10 seasons the Yellow Jackets had two scoring drives of at least 17 plays in a game.

UP NEXT

North Carolina: The Tar Heels host No. 22 Notre Dame on Saturday.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets will be off on Saturday before playing at No. 14 Miami on Oct. 14.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 1:49
87-B.Barton extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
7
33
Touchdown 1:49
11-M.Jordan runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
37
yds
03:12
pos
7
33
Point After TD 5:05
98-F.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
27
Touchdown 5:05
2-J.Brown runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
61
yds
03:10
pos
6
27
Field Goal 8:25
37-B.King 25 yards Field Goal is Good.
12
plays
70
yds
05:46
pos
0
27
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:27
37-B.King extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
24
Touchdown 1:27
16-T.Marshall complete to 2-R.Jeune. 2-R.Jeune runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
80
yds
02:39
pos
0
23
Point After TD 8:45
88-S.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
17
Touchdown 8:45
30-K.Benson runs 63 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
63
yds
00:14
pos
0
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:13
88-S.Davis 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
17
plays
79
yds
07:32
pos
0
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:27
88-S.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 3:27
16-T.Marshall runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
18
plays
90
yds
08:54
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 11 22
Rushing 4 18
Passing 7 3
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 2-12 8-16
4th Down Conv 3-3 3-3
Total Net Yards 236 440
Total Plays 58 76
Avg Gain 4.1 5.8
Net Yards Rushing 106 403
Rush Attempts 26 66
Avg Rush Yards 4.1 6.1
Net Yards Passing 130 37
Comp. - Att. 18-32 5-10
Yards Per Pass 4.1 3.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-11 3-16
Penalties - Yards 6-60 1-5
Touchdowns 1 4
Rushing TDs 1 3
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-2
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 6-46.8 3-47.3
Return Yards 148 36
Punts - Returns 2-23 1--4
Kickoffs - Returns 5-125 1-17
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-23
Kicking 1/3 5/6
Extra Points 1/1 3/4
Field Goals 0/2 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
North Carolina 1-4 00077
Georgia Tech 3-1 7314933
130 PASS YDS 37
106 RUSH YDS 403
236 TOTAL YDS 440
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Surratt 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 141 0 1 92.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.3% 988 5 2 137.9
C. Surratt 18/30 141 0 1
B. Harris 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 1 -200.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 276 1 3 105.9
B. Harris 0/1 0 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Brown 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 41 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
54 269 3
J. Brown 8 41 1 10
C. Surratt 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 147 4
C. Surratt 11 30 0 11
J. Sutton 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 50 0
J. Sutton 3 19 0 15
M. Carter 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 206 5
M. Carter 4 16 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Brown 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 57 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 125 0
J. Brown 9 57 0 27
J. Cunningham 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 183 0
J. Cunningham 2 40 0 34
B. Fritts 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 84 2
B. Fritts 4 18 0 6
D. Perry 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 16 0
D. Perry 1 16 0 16
A. Ratliff-Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 201 1
A. Ratliff-Williams 1 9 0 9
J. Bargas 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 37 0
J. Bargas 1 1 0 1
J. Cabrera 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 13 0
J. Cabrera 0 0 0 0
R. Johnson 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 42 0
R. Johnson 0 0 0 0
B. Corrales 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
B. Corrales 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Collins 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-0 0 1.0
C. Collins 12-0 1.0 0
C. Holcomb 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-3 0 0.0
C. Holcomb 10-2 0.0 0
A. Bonilla 25 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
A. Bonilla 6-0 0.0 0
D. Miles 15 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
D. Miles 4-1 0.0 0
M. Carney 53 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Carney 4-0 0.0 0
D. Drennon 17 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
D. Drennon 4-0 0.0 0
J. Clarke 49 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Clarke 3-0 0.0 0
K. Sails 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
K. Sails 3-0 0.0 0
T. Hopper 42 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
T. Hopper 3-0 1.0 0
A. Crawford 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
A. Crawford 3-0 1.0 0
J. Riley 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Riley 2-0 0.0 0
J. Strowbridge 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.5
J. Strowbridge 2-1 0.0 0
M. Dorn 1 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-2 0 0.0
M. Dorn 2-0 0.0 0
M. Stewart 6 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Stewart 2-0 0.0 0
J. Smith 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Smith 2-0 0.0 0
A. Cater 33 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Cater 1-0 0.0 0
J. Cuccia 42 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Cuccia 1-0 0.0 0
J. Britt 29 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Britt 1-0 0.0 0
M. Robinson 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
F. Jones 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
3/6 17/17
F. Jones 0/2 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Sheldon 39 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 46.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
29 45.7 2
T. Sheldon 6 46.8 2 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Ratliff-Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 28.5 40 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 28.1 40 1
A. Ratliff-Williams 4 28.5 40 0
H. Crafford 30 LB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 11.0 11 0
H. Crafford 1 11.0 11 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Stewart 6 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 11.5 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 7.7 13 0
M. Stewart 2 11.5 13 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Marshall 16 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 53 1 0 127.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.6% 333 4 0 182.3
T. Marshall 5/10 53 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Marshall 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
27 137 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
102 523 9
T. Marshall 27 137 1 65
K. Benson 30 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 130 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
84 476 4
K. Benson 18 130 1 63
C. Lynch 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 69 0
C. Lynch 5 41 0 24
J. Howard 15 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 135 1
J. Howard 5 34 0 14
M. Jordan 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 28 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 31 1
M. Jordan 4 28 1 10
Q. Searcy 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 93 0
Q. Searcy 2 14 0 13
N. Cottrell 31 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 110 0
N. Cottrell 3 14 0 6
Q. Weimerskirch 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 53 1
Q. Weimerskirch 1 5 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. Jeune 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 37 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 171 3
R. Jeune 4 37 1 12
B. Stewart 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 39 0
B. Stewart 1 16 0 16
Defense T-A SACK INT
La. Austin 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
La. Austin 7-0 0.0 0
V. Alexander 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
V. Alexander 5-0 0.0 0
C. Griffin 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
C. Griffin 5-0 0.0 0
A. Gray 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 2 1.0
A. Gray 4-0 0.0 2
La. Austin 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
La. Austin 3-0 0.0 0
B. Mitchell 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
B. Mitchell 3-0 0.0 0
A. Simmons 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
A. Simmons 2-0 1.0 0
A. Saint-Amour 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Saint-Amour 2-0 0.0 0
D. Branch 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Branch 2-0 0.0 0
T. Merriweather 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Merriweather 1-0 0.0 0
T. Lewis 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Lewis 1-0 0.0 0
C. Campbell 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Campbell 1-0 0.0 0
S. Durham 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 1.0
S. Durham 1-0 1.0 0
T. Cooksey 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Cooksey 1-0 0.0 0
J. Johnson 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
B. Jordan-Swilling 12 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Jordan-Swilling 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Davis 88 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
2/4 16/17
S. Davis 1/1 21 2/2 5
B. King 37 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
1/1 1/1
B. King 1/1 25 1/1 4
B. Barton 87 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 0/1
SEASON FG XP
0/0 0/1
B. Barton 0/0 0 0/1 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. Harvin III 27 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 47.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
13 44.8 0
P. Harvin III 3 47.3 0 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Cottrell 31 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 21.5 17 0
N. Cottrell 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Stewart 83 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -4.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 3.9 0 0
B. Stewart 1 -4.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:29 UNC 48 1:00 3 6 Punt
3:19 UNC 44 0:54 5 -38 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:48 UNC 23 0:31 3 9 Punt
12:00 UNC 23 3:10 7 54 FG Miss
1:08 UNC 25 1:07 11 40 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 UNC 23 1:14 3 6 Punt
9:06 GATECH 48 0:00 1 48 INT
8:45 UNC 25 3:21 10 27 Punt
1:16 UNC 27 0:16 2 49 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:06 UNC 20 0:00 3 1 Punt
8:15 UNC 39 3:10 7 61 TD
1:39 UNC 28 1:32 6 32 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 GATECH 17 1:16 3 6 Punt
12:21 GATECH 10 8:54 18 90 TD
2:15 GATECH 32 1:19 3 -5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:06 GATECH 22 1:53 3 5 Punt
8:45 GATECH 23 7:32 17 74 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 GATECH 10 4:14 8 35 Fumble
8:59 GATECH 37 0:14 1 63 TD
4:06 GATECH 20 2:39 5 80 TD
0:47 UNC 24 0:34 2 24 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:11 GATECH 37 5:46 12 55 FG
5:01 UNC 37 3:12 6 37 TD