September 26, 2009
COL FB: Ga. Tech 24, North Carolina 7
Quarterback Josh Nesbitt ran and passed Georgia Tech to a 24-7 win over No. 22 North Carolina Saturday at Atlanta.
Nesbitt scored twice after 32 carries for 97 yards and also completed 7-of-11 passes for 89 yards.Running back Jonathan Dwyer, the 2008 ACC Player of the Year, helped Tech maintain ball control by gaining 158 yards on 19 carries.
Roddy Jones rushed for a touchdown, while receivers Stephen Hill and Demaryius Thomas combined to make five receptions for 73 yards for the Yellow Jackets (3-1, 2-1 ACC), whose defense held the Tar Heels to just 17 rushing yards and 154 overall.
UNC quarterback T.J. Yates was 11-for-26 for 137 yards, one touchdown and two costly interceptions.
He entered the contest with a 67.1 percent completion average.
Erik Highsmith caught six passes for 107 yards and the touchdown for the Tar Heels (3-1, 2-1 ACC).