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Georgia Tech Vs. North Carolina: Vad Lee steers Yellow Jackets to win in highest-scoring ACC game ever

Paul Johnson finally gave Vad Lee his chance to start for Georgia Tech, and the redshirt freshman went off against North Carolina

Rob Carr

Vad Lee made the Georgia Tech offense into an unstoppable monster on Saturday, helping the Yellow Jackets account for 588 yards of offense in a 68-50 win over North Carolina.

Lee rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns to lead all runners in Georgia's Tech's suddenly-potent triple option offense, and he threw for another 169 yards and a touchdown as well.

Georgia Tech fans had been clamoring for Lee to receive more playing time for weeks on end, and they looked prophetic on Saturday. Once again, head coach Paul Johnson was mum on whether or not Lee would start against Duke, but he did issue some high praise to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"I’m drained watching him play," Johnson said. "He’s talented. He makes big plays, but he’s a freshman, but he plays the game."

Since Lee has taken over as Tech's main signal-caller, the Yellow Jackets have reeled off back-to-back wins and are suddenly in the hunt for the ACC coastal division crown. When Miami fell to Virginia on Saturday, the two teams became tied in overall record and tied in the division with 4-3 records. The Hurricanes do hold the tiebreaker over the Yellow Jackets thanks to their overtime win in Atlanta in September.

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