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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs. Georgia Bulldogs: A Look Back At the 2009 Contest

Last year's contest between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets came down to the wire, but UGA was able to prevail with a 30-24 win over the Jackets.

Tech was coming into the game with a 10-1 record and finished first in the ACC Coastal division while the Bulldogs were coming off a disappointing loss to Kentucky to finish 4-4 in the SEC. But Georgia was able to bounce back in a big way, rushing for 339 yards and limiting Tech to just 205 yards on the ground.

Georgia got the scoring started on their opening drive with a Caleb King 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Georgia scored 10 more points to lead 17-3 at halftime. However, Tech came back swinging with a Josh Nesbitt 76-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas to cut the Georgia lead to seven. But Georgia answered with a King 75-yard touchdown run to Georgia back up by 14.

Tech answered with a Jonathan Dwyer 5-yard touchdown run to cut the lead back to seven. Georgia was able to increase their lead with two Blair Walsh field goals at the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth quarter, but Tech was able to cut the Georgia lead to six with a Nesbitt 1-yard TD run.

Tech had one last shot to win the game as they had the ball with 3:03 left in the game, but Thomas dropped a Nesbitt pass on fourth-and-10 at the Georgia 46-yard line and Georgia was able to run out the clock.

Georgia finished their season with a 8-5 record while Tech went on to win the ACC and lose to Iowa in the Orange Bowl. This year's game is not expected to be that close with Georgia being a huge favorite, but Georgia was a big underdog last year and came away with a convincing win.

Here's a highlight video of last year's game:

 

UGA vs GT 2009 Highlights (via littlesteviev9x9)


Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.