Godhigh leads Georgia Tech past Pitt, 21-10

Robert Godhigh ran for two touchdowns, Georgia Tech’s defense

recorded a season-high five sacks and the Yellow Jackets beat

Pittsburgh 21-10 on Saturday night.

Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) had constant

pressure on Pitt quarterback Tom Savage. Jeremiah Attaochu had two

sacks and Jabari Hunt-Days had a sack and three tackles for losses

in the Yellow Jackets’ third straight win.

Pitt (4-4, 2-3 ACC) was held without a first down in the first

quarter and managed only 55 total yards in the first half. Savage

threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Tyler Boyd on the Panthers’ first

possession of the second half, cutting Georgia Tech’s lead to

14-10.

Vad Lee’s 42-yard pass to DeAndre Smelter set up Godhigh’s

second touchdown run, from 11 yards, with less than 3 minutes

remaining.

David Sims had a touchdown run for Georgia Tech.

Lee completed 5 of 10 passes for 84 yards – with exactly half of

the production coming on the late pass to Smelter. Lee had 17

carries for 44 yards.

Savage led Pitt on a final long drive after Godhigh’s second

scoring run. Savage’s final pass was intercepted by safety Jemea

Thomas at the Georgia Tech 4 with 33 seconds remaining.

Savage completed 25 of 37 passes for 233 yards with one

touchdown and one interception. The senior completed each of his

four passes on the Panthers’ lone touchdown drive.

The Panthers were held to minus-5 yards rushing on 21

carries.

Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald had 11 tackles, one sack and

forced two fumbles.

Sims had 18 carries for 94 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown

run in the first quarter, but lost two fumbles. Godhigh had six

carries for 89 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown run in the

second quarter.

Pitt netted only 1 yard on its first three possessions as

Georgia Tech’s defense produced a series of tackles for losses on

third downs.

Attaochu’s first sack of Savage ended the Panthers’ first

possession on three downs. Hunt-Days tackled running back James

Conner for a loss of three yards on Pitt’s second series.

On Pitt’s third series of plays, Attaochu again broke through

the line to hit Savage just as the quarterback was trying to

unleash a third-and-8 pass. The wobbly short pass was caught by

center Artie Rowell. Georgia Tech declined the ineligible receiver

penalty.

Chris Blewitt kicked a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter

for Pitt.

The teams were playing for the first time since 1976.