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Orwin Smith injury: Georgia Tech RB sits out Tuesday practice

The explosive running back has averaged nine yards per carry, but sat out Saturday's game against Georgia.

Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

After missing Saturday's game against the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs, running back Orwin Smith sat out of practice on Tuesday, but still hopes to return in time to play for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the ACC Championship on Saturday against Florida State.

Smith, recovering from an ankle injury, is the leading rusher for Georgia Tech with 673 yards rushing on just 75 carries. The explosive playmaker has averaged nine yards per carry, second only to Kent State's Dri Archer in the nation among qualified running backs.

Against Georgia, the Yellow Jackets accumulated 306 yards rushing on 67 rushing attempts, but were blown out in a 42-10. Regardless, Georgia Tech won the tiebreaker for the ACC Coastal Division after finishing 5-3 and in a three-way tie with North Carolina and Miami (FL).

An upset victory over the Seminoles on Saturday would give Georgia Tech a trip to the Orange Bowl. Saturday's game is set to kickoff at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.

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