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Georgia Tech Vs. North Carolina: Jamal Golden sets kickoff records, helps Yellow Jackets to victory

Sophomore Jamal Golden tied a Yellow Jackets record with his 100-yard kickoff return to start the second half on Saturday

Scott Cunningham

Defensive back Jamal Golden continued to spark the Georgia Tech offense with his prolific kickoff returns on Saturday, setting a school record with 231 kickoff return yards against North Carolina.

Golden's 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at the start of the second half gave the Yellow Jackets a 34-29 lead that they would never relinquish, helping the team to the 68-50 win in the highest-scoring game in ACC history.

The score was his second return for a touchdown this season, following up a 97-yard kick return for a score against BYU earlier this year. The two kick return touchdowns for Golden tied a Georgia Tech record - Drew Hill is the only other Georgia Tech player to take two kicks back for scores, a record he achieved in in 1978. The score also tied Tech's career record for kickoff returns, which is held by three other players.

Golden has also made a solid contribution on defense this year, accounting for 16 tackles.

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