ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Mike James #5 of the Miami Hurricanes celebrates after scoring on a one-yard touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during first half action in the game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Miami Vs. Georgia Tech: Hurricanes Come From Behind To Shock Yellow Jackets 42-36 In OT

After a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback to tie the game, Miami defeated Georgia Tech 42-36 in overtime. Miami's Mike James stole the show, scoring four total touchdowns.

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Miami Vs. Georgia Tech Score: Yellow Jackets Extend Unanswered Scoring Streak to 36, Lead 36-22

The Yellow Jackets offense is officially on fire as they scored two more unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter to give Georgia Tech a 36-22 lead at home over the Miami Hurricanes.

It took the Yellow Jackets just four plays to find pay dirt on the opening drive of the quarter when RB Tony Zenon carried the ball 35 yards for his first touchdown of the day.

Quarterback Tevin Washington would then get his third rushing touchdown from 2 yards out after he hooked up with WR Jeff Greene for a 58-yard connection on the Yellow Jackets very next drive.

Miami finally retaliated against Georgia Tech's scoring frenzy when they took the ball 74 yards on 17 plays for a Jake Wieclaw 23-yard field goal. Miami was driving again to close out the third and currently have the ball at Georgia Tech's 40 early in the fourth.

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Miami Vs. Georgia Tech Score: Yellow Jackets Go On Scoring Spree, Lead 22-19 At Half

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets scored 22 unanswered points to close out the second quarter and take a 22-19 lead over the Miami Hurricanes through the first 30 minutes of game action. Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington led the charge with 114 total yards and two rushing touchdowns. Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett is having a spectacular game himself with six receptions for 153 yards and one touchdown but he did have a costly fumble early in the second.

With the pace the Hurricanes were scoring in the first quarter, though, it seemed like they might just run away with this one. To start it off, QB Stephen Morris found Dorsett for a 65-yard touchdown strike on only the third play of the game.

Miami kicker Jake Wieclaw tacked on a 38-yard before Georgia Tech's kick returner, Orwin Smith, handed the Hurricanes a safety by kneeling in the end zone with his hand touching near the 1-yard line. Senior RB Mike James added a 1-yard touchdown rush on Miami's following drive to put the score at 19-0 at the end of the first.

In the second quarter, the Yellow Jackets came alive. Georgia Tech got things started on the very next drive, after a 57-yard Washington-to-Tony Zenon connection set up an 8-yard touchdown scamper for Smith. Linebacker Brandon Watts forced a fumble on the first play of the following drive for Miami and the Yellow Jackets would take advantage with a lightning-quick drive that was capped off by a 2-yard touchdown rush from Washington.

Georgia Tech's defense carried that momentum on their following drive, bottling up the explosive Duke Johnson to get their offense the ball back. And for the third consecutive drive, the Yellow Jackets found pay dirt as Washington broke the plane with a rush from 10 yards out. Georgia Tech would then proceed to get the 2-point conversion through the air to extend their lead to 22-19.

Georgia Tech had a chance to extend that cushion even further when defensive back Jemea Thomas jumped in front of a Morris pass for an interception on the very next drive. Instead, they seemed content to run out the clock and hold on to their 3-point lead heading into the locker room.

The Yellow Jackets will look to build on their scoring streak when they receive the ball to start the third quarter.

For more on the Yellow Jackets, head over to From The Rumble Seat. For the Miami perspective, check out The Seventh Floor.


Miami Vs. Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson Making Sure Team Isn't Cocky

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets may be coming off a 56-20 victory over Virginia, but their head coach Paul Johnson doesn't think the team should be too impressed with itself, according to The Telegraph.

"I don’t know why they wouldn’t be grounded," Johnson said. "We haven’t done anything. We’re 1-1 in the league. There is nothing to not be grounded about. They can look at the tape and see that we can play better than we played Saturday."

One of the reasons that Johnson feels that his team won't come into Saturday's game overconfident is that the Yellow Jackets lost to Miami last year, 24-7.

Quarterback Tevin Washington, in particular, had a forgettable game against the Hurricanes, throwing for just 63 yards and rushing the ball 20 times for 36 yards.

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Will Jackson Named ACC Offensive Lineman Of The Week

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets offensive lineman Will Jackson has been named the ACC offensive lineman of the week, two days after the Yellow Jackets manhandled the Virginia Cavaliers, 56-20.

In his first-ever start at offensive tackle, Jackson helped Tech accumulate 594 total yards with eight plays of 20 yards or more. Jackson, a junior, had played guard for his entire Tech career before being switched to right tackle for Saturday's game. Jackson was the only Tech player chosen as a player of the week and the first Yellow Jacket to earn ACC player-of-the-week recognition.

Not too shabby for a Jackson's first-ever start at right tackle.

Jackson stands at 6'3, 290-pounds, and is from Knoxville, Tenn. The redshirt junior was named to the 2012 Second Team Preseason All-ACC team prior to this season. Jackson was also named to the 2010 ACC All-Academic team.

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