Georgia Tech gains win and school records

Yellow Jackets beat Kansas, 66-24

Associated PressSeptember 18, 2011 

Led by Orwin Smith, who had more than 100 yards rushing and receiving, the Yellow Jackets piled up a school-record 768 yards in a 66-24 rout of the Jayhawks.

Georgia Tech (3-0) also set another school mark with 604 yards rushing.

"When we're making our blocks, it's like a video game," said Embry Peeples, who had a 63-yard touchdown run to spark a 42-point second half. "It's score after score after score."

The Yellow Jackets ran at will and mixed in three long passes against Kansas (2-1).

"It's a bad position to be in when you can't adjust out of it," said Vic Shealy, the Kansas defensive coordinator. "You can't slow it down, and it snowballs on you."

Roddy Jones also scored running and receiving, while David Sims had a pair of rushing TDs.

Losing its 10th straight road game, Kansas gave up three one-play scoring drives to the Yellow Jackets, including their first offensive snap of each half.

Georgia Tech averaged 12.1 yards each time they ran the ball. Smith needed only five carries to put up 157 yards. Peeples added 110 yards on five carries.

Smith set the tone on Georgia Tech's first offensive play, breaking off a 95-yard touchdown for yet another record - longest run in school history. Georgia Tech had gone seven years since its last player, Calvin Johnson, had rushing and receiving touchdowns in the same game. Both Smith and Jones did it on Saturday.

Smith also was the first Yellow Jackets player since at least 1978 to account for more than 100 yards on the ground and through the air.

"It was very frustrating," said Kansas cornerback Tyler Patmon. "That's one of the most embarrassing games I've ever been a part of."

Elsewhere

Miami 24, Ohio State 6: Lamar Miller ran for 188 yards, Jacory Harris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes to Allen Hurns and Miami avoided matching its longest losing streak in 33 years by topping No. 17 Ohio State.

Ohio State quarterbacks Joe Bauserman and Braxton Miller combined to complete 4 of 17 passes for only 36 yards. The Buckeyes simply seemed to give up on the game in the final minutes, not even bothering to try and stop the clock despite having three timeouts with Miami driving in the final minutes with a 17-6 lead.

Virginia Tech 26, Arkansas State 7: Logan Thomas threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns and No. 13 Virginia Tech overcame a sluggish offensive performance for a 26-7 victory over Arkansas State.

Thomas hit D.J. Coles with a short pass that Coles took 49 yards for a touchdown and found Danny Coale from 4 yards out as the Hokies improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2006. Thomas was 21 for 33 and threw two interceptions.

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