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Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina: Yellow Jackets light up scoreboard in win

Vlad Lee threw for 169 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 112 more yards and two scores, leading the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to a 68-50 road win over the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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Yellow Jackets continue push for ACC Coastal title

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are tied with Miami for the ACC Coastal lead with one game to go in conference play.

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Georgia Tech gets boost from walk-on kicker

Chris Tanner has been on Georgia Tech's sidelines for four years, and he finally got his chance Saturday.

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Paul Johnson proud of Tech in never-ending game

It's not rare a team gives up 50 points and wins by three possessions in basketball. Georgia Tech did it Saturday in football.

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Georgia Tech outscores North Carolina, 68-50

With an impressive offensive performance, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets outscored the North Carolina Tar Heels for the 68-50 win on the road on Saturday afternoon.

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Yellow Jackets offense keeps rolling in 3rd

The third quarter picked up right where the first half left off as both the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and North Carolina Tar Heels scored touchdowns within the first minute of play.

For Georgia Tech, Jamal Golden returned the second half kickoff for 100 yards. The score broke a streak of eight consecutive rushing touchdowns, giving the Yellow Jackets the 34-29 lead after the failed 2-point conversion.

After receiving the ball, it took UNC one play to surge back ahead as quarterback Brynn Renner connected with Giovani Bernard for a 78-yard touchdown. Bernard bounced off tackles in the open field after making the catch, recording the first passing touchdown of the game.

Once again, the Georgia Tech offense was met with little resistance on the ensuing drive as the Yellow Jackets regained the lead on Robert Godhigh's 4-yard rushing score. They then got the ball back in UNC territory after intercepting Renner, leading to a 35-yard field goal by Chris Tanner.

Godhigh continued his impressive play, scoring on a 27-yard run and a 32-yard reception to help the Yellow Jackets separate from the Tar Heels and take a 58-36 lead.

UNC closed the gap at the end of the quarter on Renner's 11-yard touchdown pass to Quinshad Davis.

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UNC leads Georgia Tech at half in shootout

The first quarter set the tone as both teams exchanged multiple touchdowns in a high-tempo opening period. Four different players found the end zone early, including Georgia Tech's Tevin Washington, who scored on a 25-yard run.

After neither defense had much success at the start of the contest, the Yellow Jackets got a key turnover on quarterback Bryn Renner's fumbled snap early in the second quarter. Georgia Tech capitalized on it, scoring on David Sims' 11-yard rushing touchdown to conclude an 80-yard drive for a 21-14 lead.

North Carolina responded with an 11-play, 94-yard drive, capped off by Romar Morris' 30-yard score to tie the game.

Quarterback Vad Lee put Georgia Tech ahead again with a 1-yard score on fourth-and-goal, set up by his 63-yard bomb to Darren Waller.

At the end of the second quarter, the Tar Heels took the lead on A.J. Blue's 5-yard rushing touchdown, his second score of the game, and a successful two-point conversion.

The two teams combined for 591 yards of total offense in the first half.

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Yellow Jackets, Tar Heels tied after 1st

In a high-scoring first quarter, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets exchanged early scores en route to a 14-14 tie heading into the second frame.

The Tar Heels got on the board first a little less than two minutes into the contest with Giovani Bernard's 4-yard rushing touchdown. The running back's score was set up with a 40-yard kick return by Romar Morris and quarterback Bryn Renner's 47-yard strike to receiver Erik Highsmith.

Georgia Tech wasted little time in responding, evening the score on Tevin Washington's 25-yard touchdown run nearly two minutes later.

After North Carolina took the lead again with A.J. Blue's 1-yard rushing score, the Yellow Jackets came right back to knot it up on a 12-play, 70-yard drive, capped off by quarterback Vad Lee's 1-yard touchdown run.

At the end of the quarter, the Tar Heels moved the ball into Georgia Tech territory, looking for their third score of the contest.

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Georgia Tech at North Carolina preview

Georgia Tech travels for an ACC game against North Carolina Saturday.

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Will Jackson and Errin Joe both out

Offensive linemen Will Jackson and Errin Joe of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will both be out with injuries against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

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Tevin Washington returns to practice

Yellow Jacket quarterback Tevin Washington returned to practice on Wednesday after missing Tuesday with minor aches and pains.

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Tech preparing for uptempo offense from Tar Heels

The Tar Heel offense is one of the fastest in the ACC, and Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson has the scout-team offense doing their best to emulate that pace.

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Ga. Tech frosh QB Vad Lee making nice progress

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson says freshman quarterback Vad Lee has made nice progress and will continue to see more snaps as the season goes on.

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Tarheel RB a big threat to Yellow Jacket defense

The Georgia Tech defense will have to find a way to contain Giovani Bernard. The North Carolina running back leads the ACC in all-purpose yards and is first in the nation on punt returns.

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QB, LB miss Jackets practice Monday

The Yellow Jackets are fairly healthy after Monday's practice.

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Georgia Tech deciding between Washington, Lee

Georgia Tech may start Tevin Washington or Vad Lee on Saturday against UNC.

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