Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Anthony Allen ran for 195 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rolled to a 33-21 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers in ACC action at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Signal-caller Joshua Nesbitt added 109 yards and a score on 21 totes to the Georgia Tech (4-2, 3-1 ACC) ground attack, while Roddy Jones ran for 67 yards on just eight carries for the Yellow Jackets.
Marc Verica threw for 239 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions to lead Virginia (2-3, 0-2) in the loss, while Keith Payne ran for 56 yards and a pair of scores. Matt Snyder grabbed four passes for 96 yards in the losing effort.
Scott Blair gave the Yellow Jackets a 3-0 lead early in the opening period of play with a 40-yard field goal.
The Cavaliers took a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter with a 37-yard touchdown run by Max Milien.
But the Yellow Jackets responded with 10 unanswered points to close out the half, beginning with a 28-yard kick from Blair. Nesbitt then found the end zone from one-yard out with less than a minute remaining to give the Yellow Jackets a 13-7 halftime edge.
The Yellow Jackets made it 20-7 midway through the third stanza with a six- yard Allen scoring scamper.
But the Cavaliers responded less than two minutes later with a one-yard Keith Payne touchdown plunge.
As the quarter winded down, Allen again found the end zone, this time on an 18-yard run to give Georgia Tech a 27-14 advantage.
Allen scored for the third time of the afternoon late in the final period of play, hitting paydirt following an eight-yard run. A two-point conversion attempt failed however, leaving the Yellow Jackets with a 33-14 lead.
The Cavaliers added a one-yard Payne run with under a minute to play, accounting for the final score of the contest.
The Yellow Jackets amassed a whopping 477 yards rushing in the contest, compared to just 137 yards for the Cavaliers.