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Georgia Tech 14, Middle Tennessee State 7: Halftime

Georgia Tech forced a stop and got the ball back with 1:05 left in the half. With the ball at midfield, Nesbitt fired two incompletions to start the drive. On third down, he completed a 51 yard touchdown pass to Stephen Hill, but it was called back because of offensive pass interference.

The offense was not able to convert the 3rd and 25, and punted the ball away to end the half.

Tech finishes the half with 9 first downs, 148 rushing yards, and 60 passing yards. MTSU has 130 rushing yards, 71 passing, and 13 first downs. Both teams were 4 of 8 on third down, and time of possession was close to equal.

Joshua Nesbitt had 15 carries for 81 yards and 1 touchdown in the first half. He completed 4 of 12 passes for 60 yards. Orwin Smith has two receptions for 51 yards. Jerrard Tarrant led the defense with two interceptions, and Julian Burnett chipped in with one of his own.

Dwight Dasher carried the ball 8 times for 50 yards and 1 touchdown, and has completed 12 of 21 passes for 71 yards. Leading the Blue Raider receivers is Tavarres Jefferson, who has 4 receptions for 28 yards.

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