Oct. 16, 2014
By Chris Yandle
Communications & Public Relations
Two years ago in Chapel Hill, Georgia Tech and North Carolina went back-and-forth and back-and-forth again in what would become the highest scoring game in ACC history.
The scoring summary went something like this:
North Carolina 7, Georgia Tech 0
Georgia Tech 7, North Carolina 7
North Carolina 14, Georgia Tech 7
Georgia Tech 14, North Carolina 14
Georgia Tech 21, North Carolina 14
North Carolina 21, Georgia Tech 21
Georgia Tech 28, North Carolina 21
North Carolina 29, Georgia Tech 28
Georgia Tech 34, North Carolina 29
North Carolina 36, Georgia Tech 34
Georgia Tech 41, North Carolina 36
Georgia Tech 44, North Carolina 36
Georgia Tech 51, North Carolina 36
Georgia Tech 58, North Carolina 36
Georgia Tech 58, North Carolina 43
Georgia Tech 58, North Carolina 50
Georgia Tech 65, North Carolina 50
Georgia Tech 68, North Carolina 50
Whew. When the dust settled, the teams combined for 1,085 yards, 118 points, and only five punts. Six different Yellow Jackets scored a touchdown on that Saturday afternoon at Kenan Stadium. Georgia Tech’s Robert Godhigh scored three touchdowns – two rushing, one receiving – and the Jackets rattled off seven rushing scores.
Jamal Golden also added a 100-yard kickoff return – the second of his two kick returns for a score in 2012.
Will Saturday’s game at Kenan Stadium be another high-scoring affair? The winning team has scored 30+ points in 14 of the last 31 meetings.
Saturday will be the 50th series meeting with Georgia Tech owning a 28-18-3 overall advantage. Tech has won the last five meetings in the series, eight of the last nine, and 14 of the last 16. The Jackets are 10-11-3 all-time in Chapel Hill, including a 2-1 mark under Paul Johnson, who is 5-1 all-time vs. the Tar Heels. Saturday’s game will kick at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU and 680 The Fan.
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