Ga. Tech Wins ACC Title
December 5, 2009; 11:50 p.m.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Georgia Tech’s swift turnaround under Paul Johnson now includes its first Atlantic Coast Conference title in more than a decade.
Jonathan Dwyer’s 15-yard touchdown run with 1:20 remaining gave the 12th-ranked Yellow Jackets a 39-34 victory over No. 25 Clemson in Saturday night’s ACC championship game.
Josh Nesbitt threw a 70-yard TD pass to DeMaryius Thomas and Scott Blair kicked a title game-record four field goals to help the Yellow Jackets (11-2) win the crown — Tech’s first since sharing it with Florida State in 1998 — in their second season under Johnson.
ACC player of the year C.J. Spiller rushed for 233 yards and four touchdowns for Clemson (8-5), which has lost two straight following a six-game winning streak that revived its season after a slow start.