Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Anthony Allen ran for a pair of touchdowns, with Georgia Tech registering five rushing scores overall, as the Yellow Jackets posted a resounding 42-14 win over the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in non-conference play at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Allen carried the ball 13 times for the Yellow Jackets (5-2) and finished with 75 yards as the team won for the third time in as many outings. Quarterback Joshua Nesbitt recorded a game-high 106 rushing yards and scored once on 22 attempts for Tech, while completing 5-of-13 passes for 86 yards and a TD as well.
The Blue Raiders (2-4) were paced by Dwight Dasher who ran for 35 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 attempts, the signal-caller also converting 20-of-35 passes for 173 yards in the team's second straight defeat. Dasher was under pressure the entire day, suffering three sacks and tossing four interceptions.
The Yellow Jackets moved out to a 14-0 advantage midway through the second quarter after Orwin Smith scored on a 20-yard run in the first frame and Nesbitt hit the end zone on a one-yard effort in the second.
Middle Tennessee cut the deficit to seven points later in the first half when Dasher capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive with a six-yard rushing score, leaving Tech with a 14-7 edge at the break.
The Yellow Jackets blew the game wide open in the third quarter as they tallied three unanswered TDs in the frame, beginning with a 32-yard TD run by Hill and continuing with a 26-yard TD strike from Nesbitt to Stephen Hill. Later in the period Allen again hit paydirt, this time from five yards away to make the score 35-7 in favor of the home team.
Dasher's one-yard scoring run in the fourth made the score 35-14, but down the stretch Georgia Tech padded its lead with a 20-yard TD run by David Sims as the Yellow Jackets cruised to the 28-point triumph.
Georgia Tech rolled up 329 yards on the ground, compared to just 143 yards for the Blue Raiders who came away with only 316 yards of total offense in the road test.