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Georgia Tech Falls To Utah In Sun Bowl Overtime, 30-27

Dec. 31, 2011

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  1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT F
Georgia Tech 0 7 17 0 3 27
Utah 7 3 0 14 6 30

Team Stat Comparison
  GT Utah
1st Downs 19 14
Total Yards 448 337
Passing 137 193
Rushing 311 144
Rushing Attempts 56 32
Yards Per Rush 5.6 4.5
Penalties 4-30 4-20
Turnovers 1 0
Possession 33:58 26:02
Individual Stat Leaders
Passing Leaders
  Cmp-Att-Int Yds Avg TD
Washington, T. 11-15-0 137 9.1 1

Hays, J. 15-31-1 193 6.2 3

Rushing Leaders
Georgia Tech Car Yds Avg Td Lg
  Lyons, P. 18 138 7.7 1 58

  Washington, T. 20 96 4.8 1 24 Utah           White, J. 26 115 4.4 1 20  Dunn, R. 2 37 18.5 0 31

Receiving Leaders
Georgia Tech Rec Yds Avg TD Lg
  Peeples, E. 1 58 58.0 0 58
  Hill, S. 2 35 17.5 1 31
  Christopher, D. 4 74 18.5 1 35
  Asiata, S. 5 57 11.4 1 18

EL PASO, Texas (AP) – John White plowed into the end zone from 8 yards out to give Utah a 30-27 overtime victory against Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl on Saturday.

Justin Moore kicked a 34-yard field goal in Georgia Tech’s overtime possession to take a three-point lead, but White finished a 115-yard rushing day with the game-winning score on his 26th carry.

The Utes (8-5) tied it in regulation when Jon Hays hit DeVonte Christopher with a 28-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-14 with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter.

The Yellow Jackets (8-5) drove to the Utah 31 with 2 seconds left, but David Scully missed a 48-yard field-goal attempt as time expired. Justin Moore had earlier missed two 42-yard tries for Tech.

Georgia Tech lost its seventh straight bowl appearance and Utah improved to 7-1 in bowls under coach Kyle Whittingham.

Georgia Tech’s Preston Lyons, who came in with only 39 carries, rushed for a career-best 140 yards on 18 carries and Tevin Washington passed for 137 yards and ran for 97.

Utah grabbed a 7-0 lead on Shawn Asiata capped the game-opening drive with a 1-yard run.

With David Sims out of with an injury and Orwin Smith also ailing, Georgia Tech relied heavily on Lyons, who put the Yellow Jackets on the board with a 36-yard run up the middle tie the game at 7.

Lyons finished the first half with 129 yards on 12 carries.

Coleman Peterson banked in a 25-yard field goal with 14 seconds left in the first half to give the Utes a 10-7 lead.

A 27-yard punt by Utah set up Moore’s 32-yard field goal to tie it in the third quarter.

The Yellow Jackets scored again on their next possession. Washington hit Embry Peeples with a 58-yard pass, then found Stephen Hill for a 31-yard touchdown to make it 17-10.

Moments later, Quayshawn Nealy picked off a pass by Hays and returned it down the sideline 74 yards for a touchdown with 4:14 left in the third quarter

Hays hit Kendrick Moeai with a 3-yard touchdown pass with 6:50 left in the fourth quarter to make it 24-17.

Hays went 15 for 31 for 193 yards.


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