Scores

Final

Georgia Tech 33

(4-5, 3-3 ACC)

Maryland 13

(4-5, 2-3 Big Ten)

12:30 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Byrd Stadium, College Park, MD

1 2 3 4 T
GT 6 14 7 633
MD 0 0 7 613

Top Performers

Passing: S. Petty (MD) - 115 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: V. Lee (JMU) - 12 CAR, 60 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Diggs (MD) - 5 REC, 55 YDS, 2 TD

Orwin Smith, Yellow Jackets run over ailing Terrapins

Associated Press

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- 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 gave 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 yards and Maryland still had not 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
GT
MD
1st Downs1917
Total Yards401259
Passing31115
Rushing370144
Penalties3-254-45
3rd Down Conversions3-85-15
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers22
Possession28:1831:42

Passing Leaders

Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lee1/22613.000
MarylandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Petty9/181156.421

Rushing Leaders

Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith10898.9125
Days66611.0041
MarylandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ross12665.5015
Brown9384.208

Receiving Leaders

Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith12626.0026
Greene155.005
MarylandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Diggs55511.0223
Pickett12828.0028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGTMD
TD02:12Tevin Washington 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
SECOND QUARTERGTMD
TD13:52Orwin Smith 5 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 130
TD08:47Vad Lee 2 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 200
THIRD QUARTERGTMD
TD03:26Robert Godhigh 5 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 270
TD00:15Stefon Diggs 16 Yd Pass From Shawn Petty (Brendan Magistro Kick) 277
FOURTH QUARTERGTMD
TD09:34Vad Lee 2 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 337
TD00:00Stefon Diggs 23 Yd Pass From Shawn Petty 3313