ACC Quick Hits: Week 13

Bringing you instant analysis from all of the weekend’s ACC games

Georgia vs. Georgia Tech: 42-10

— Georgia put up 14 points in each the first three quarters and shut down Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense, the second such offense the Bulldogs faced in consecutive weeks. Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall and Aaron Murray each scored two touchdowns. Georgia began scoring quickly, inspired by Malcom Mitchell’s 47-yard return on the opening kickoff. Four plays and three first downs later, the Bulldogs had their first score, and didn’t look back.

— Turnovers cost Georgia Tech a chance at victory. A fumble wasted an 83-yard drive and a turnover on downs ended another drive in Georgia territory. Tech also missed a field goal just before halftime, as they struggled to put points on the board despite moving the ball relatively well. Georgia Tech owned the time of possession, controlling the ball for almost 40 minutes.

— Murray was close to perfect on the day, completing 14/17 passes for 215 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Bulldogs ran for 163 yards, with Gurley gaining 97 on 12 carries and Marshall running for 66 on seven carries.

Virginia Tech vs. Virginia: 17-14

— Cody Journell kicked the game-winning field goal with four seconds remaining to give the Hokies a 17-14 lead. Logan Thomas scored the rest of Virginia Tech’s points, a seven yard pass to Randall Dunn in the second quarter, and a four yard run in the third.

— The Cavaliers’ points came on big plays, a 42 yard Michael Rocco to Tim Smith touchdown to level the score at halftime, and a 16 yard sack/fumble which was returned for a touchdown in the third. 

— Logan Thomas was the Hokies primary ball handler, throwing the ball 38 times and rushing 29 times, totaling 218 of the Hokies 303 yards. Michael Rocco went 14/29 for 177 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Virginia also lost a fumble on their first drive of the game.