Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 14

(2-4, 1-1 C-USA)

Georgia Tech 42

(5-2, 3-1 ACC)

3:30 PM ET, October 16, 2010

Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA

1 2 3 4 T
MTU 0 7 0 714
GT 7 7 21 742

Top Performers

Passing: J. Nesbitt (GT) - 86 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Allen (GT) - 13 CAR, 75 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Jefferson (MTU) - 5 REC, 48 YDS

Anthony Allen helps Georgia Tech run over Middle Tennessee

Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Anthony Allen ran for two touchdowns, quarterback Joshua Nesbitt rushed for 106 yards and Georgia Tech recovered from a sluggish start to beat Middle Tennessee 42-14 on Saturday.

The Yellow Jackets scored touchdowns on three straight possessions of the third quarter, the last of which made it 35-7 on Allen's 5-yard run to the left side.

On the previous two drives, Allen ran down the right sideline for a 32-yard score, and Stephen Hill caught a 26-yard TD pass from Nesbitt.

Georgia Tech (5-2), which has a three-game winning streak, visits Atlantic Coast Conference rival Clemson next week.

Nesbitt needs 45 yards to break the ACC career record for yards rushing by a quarterback, a mark Clemson's Woodrow Dantzler set in 2001. His 1-yard run in the second quarter gave the Jackets a 14-0 lead and increased his ACC career lead to 33 for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.

Middle Tennessee (2-4) took its second straight loss and third in the last four. The Blue Raiders host Louisiana-Monroe in Sun Belt Conference play next week.

Quarterback Dwight Dasher ran for two TDs, but Middle Tennessee's offense never regained its composure after he threw three interceptions -- two to Jackets safety Jerrard Tarrant -- on the Blue Raiders' first four possessions.

Georgia Tech made some mistakes, too.

In the first half, Scott Blair missed a 41-yard field-goal attempt, Allen lost a fumble and the passing attack suffered a few letdowns.

Nesbitt overthrew Hill on the Jackets' first offensive snap and missed a would-be touchdown. He missed another TD opportunity by overthrowing Embry Peeples on a deep route. Peeples dropped a TD pass, as did Correy Earls.

Reserve quarterbacks Tevin Washington and David Sims played the fourth period for Georgia Tech. Sims' 20-yard run late in the fourth quarter made it 42-14.

Allen, who finished with 75 yards on 13 carries, has scored five TDs in the last two games.

Orwin Smith put Georgia Tech ahead 7-0 with a 20-yard run.

Dasher's first TD, a 1-yard run, cut the lead to 14-7 late in the second quarter. His 6-yard run late in the fourth made it 35-14.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
GT
1st Downs2219
Total Yards316415
Passing17386
Rushing143329
Penalties5-295-45
3rd Down Conversions4-135-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers62
Possession27:0532:55

Passing Leaders

Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dasher20/351734.904
Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nesbitt5/13866.610

Rushing Leaders

Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tanner13564.3011
Kyles6447.3016
Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nesbitt221064.8136
Allen13755.8232

Receiving Leaders

Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jefferson5489.6020
Beyah4358.8021
Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith25125.5041
Hill12626.0126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTUGT
TD10:34Orwin Smith 20 Yd Run (Scott Blair Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERMTUGT
TD07:11Joshua Nesbitt 1 Yd Run (Scott Blair Kick) 014
TD04:23Dwight Dasher 6 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERMTUGT
TD09:06Anthony Allen 32 Yd Run (Scott Blair Kick) 721
TD04:43Stephen Hill 26 Yd Pass From Joshua Nesbitt (Scott Blair Kick) 728
TD01:14Anthony Allen 5 Yd Run (Scott Blair Kick) 735
FOURTH QUARTERMTUGT
TD06:04Dwight Dasher 1 Yd Run (Alan Gendreau Kick) 1435
TD01:35David Sims 20 Yd Run (Scott Blair Kick) 1442