Oct. 31, 2005
Kenny Scott and Kevin Larsen were named Georgia Tech Student-Athletes of the Week for Monday, October 31, 2005.
Scott, a junior from Daytona Beach, Fla., made three defensive plays of the game with a pass breakup and two key tackles in the final six minutes to lead Georgia Tech to a 10-9 victory over Clemson. After Tech scored to take a 10-6 lead with eight minutes left, Clemson returned the ensuing kickoff 81 yards to the Tech 19-yard line. On third-and-goal at the four, Clemson quarterback Charlie Whitehurst threw for Chansi Stuckey, who appeared to be open in the corner of the end zone, but Scott knocked the ball away at the last second. That forced Clemson to settle for a field goal with five minutes left and preserved Tech’s lead. But Clemson got the ball back at midfield with 3:30 to play. On third-and-16 at the Tech 47, Scott tackled Stuckey for a nine-yard gain. Then on fourth-and-seven at the 38, Whitehurst hit Curtis Baham on the sideline, but Scott made the tackle for just a two-yard gain, preserving the Tech victory. Scott finished with six tackles and two pass breakups and helped the Tech defense hold Clemson without a touchdown for the first time since the opening game of the 2003 season.
Larsen, a sophomore from Santa Barbara, Calif., earned his third top-10 finish in three fall events last week by tying for third place at the Isleworth-UCF Invitational. The junior from Santa Barbara, Calif., posted a two-over-par score of 218, six shots off the lead. It was the eighth top-20 finish of his career, and he is now tied for the team lead in low stroke average this year at 71.00.