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Ga. Tech scores huge upset over No. 24 Pitt

Field Level Media
02 Oct 2022, 13:55 GMT+10

Jeff Sims threw for 102 yards, rushed for another 81 yards and a touchdown to lead Georgia Tech to a 26-21 road upset over No. 24 Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Hassan Hall rushed for 157 yards on 20 carries for Georgia Tech (2-3, 1-1 ACC).

Georgia Tech opened the scoring with 11:14 left in the first quarter, taking a 3-0 lead on a 37-yard field goal by Gavin Stewart.

With 2:50 remaining in the second quarter, Stewart connected on a 33-yard field goal to give the Yellow Jackets a 6-0 lead.

Kedon Slovis hit Gavin Bartholomew on a 29-yard touchdown pass with 1:04 left until halftime to give Pittsburgh (3-2, 0-1) a 7-6 lead.

Georgia Tech regained the lead in the third quarter, going up 9-7 with 8:36 left in the third on a 40-yard field goal by Stewart. He then made a 30-yard field goal to give Georgia Tech a 12-7 lead with 12:40 remaining in the game.

On the first play of Pittsburgh's next possession, Georgia Tech recovered a fumble by Pittsburgh's Vincent Davis at the Pittsburgh 34-yard line.

The Yellow Jackets cashed in on the good field position, taking a 19-7 lead with 10:30 remaining on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Sims to E.J. Jenkins.

After stopping Georgia Tech on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Pittsburgh drove 99 yards and cut Georgia Tech's lead to 19-14 on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Slovis to Jaden Bradley with 1:57 remaining.

Taking over at its own 28, Hall took a handoff and ran 63 yards to the Pittsburgh 9-yard line. Sims then scored on an 18-yard touchdown run with 1:25 remaining to make it 26-14 Georgia Tech.

Slovis hit Bradley for an 18-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds left to round out the scoring.

Pittsburgh running back Israel Abanikanda did not return to the game in the second half after suffering an arm or shoulder injury in the first half. He had his right arm in a sling on the Pittsburgh bench.

--Field Level Media

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