Orwin Smith injury: Georgia Tech RB expected to play against Florida State

Rob Carr

The Jackets' leading rusher expects to be ready to go against FSU.

Georgia Tech running back Orwin Smith told media members Monday that he believes he will be able to play in the ACC Championship game this Saturday. Smith injured an ankle in the Jackets' win over Duke, and had to sit out his team's game against Georgia.

"It’s still to be determined," Smith said. "I think I will play. We’ll just watch and see how it goes."

Smith leads the team with 673 yards rushing and averages almost nine yards per carry, and he is one of three Georgia Tech Backs with more than 600 yards on the ground this season. Smith has also been a factor in the passing game, where he has made 17 receptions for 271 yards. Both of those numbers rank second on the team.

The 2012 ACC title game is set to start at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. ESPN will have the coverage. If Georgia Tech loses that game, it will have a losing record and thus require a waiver from the NCAA to go to a bowl game.

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