Georgia Tech got their first 10 win season since 2009, after beating their instate rival Georgia 30-24 in overtime. Georgia Tech improved to 10-2 and will face Florida State next week in the ACC Championship game. Georgia fell to 9-3 and will wait to see who they’ll face in their bowl game.
With Georgia trailing 21-17 and Georgia Tech driving down the field, Justin Thomas scrambled outside and tried to pump fake, but in the process fumbled with Georgia recovering. Georgia got the ball with 2:41 left in the game and drove down the field to score a touchdown, leaving only 18 seconds on the clock. Georgia’s following kick off was short and resulted in Georgia Tech starting on their own 43 yard line. Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas scrambled for 23 yards to set up a Yellow Jackets field goal. Harrison Butker kicked a 53 yard field goal to tie up the game at 24 to take the game into overtime.
Georgia Tech scored on a two yard run from Zach Laskey, but the extra point was blocked by Ray Drew, that was his second block of the game. Georgia got the ball trailing 30-24. The Bulldogs drove right down inside the 10 yard line and it looked like they would score, but D.J. White intercepted the pass to wrap up the Georgia Tech win.
Georgia Tech running back Zach Laskey finished with 140 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns. Justin Thomas ran for 34 yards and threw 64 yards with a touchdown. Synjyn Days had 94 yards on 16 carries.
Georgia freshman running back Nick Chubb finished with 129 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown. Hunter Mason threw for 194 yards on 18 completions and a touchdown. Malcolm Mitchell added a touchdown and seven receptions for 56 yards.