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Yellow Jackets rout Jayhawks, 66-24

POSTED September 17, 2011 11:30 p.m.

ATLANTA (AP) — Orwin Smith had more than 100 yards rushing and receiving, and Georgia Tech piled up a school-record 768 yards in a 66-24 rout of Kansas on Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets (3-0) avenged a 28-25 upset loss to the Jayhawks (2-1) last season, running at will and working in three long passes against a team that looked as though it had never seen the option offense.
Georgia Tech also set a school record with 604 yards on the ground in its highest-scoring game since a 69-14 win over Samford in 2007. Roddy Jones also scored running and receiving, while David Sims had a pair of rushing TDs.
Georgia Tech averaged 12.1 yards each time they ran the ball. Smith needed only five carries to put up 157 yards. Embry 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.
Tevin Washington had another efficient day at quarterback, completing 4 of 7 for 164 yards. He connected with Smith on a 67-yard touchdown and hooked up with Jones on a 52-yarder. Washington also completed a 41-yard pass to Smith that came up short of the end zone, giving the junior A-back 108 yards on his two receptions.
Kansas kicked a field goal on the last play of the first half and actually went to the locker room only down 24-17. It was all Georgia Tech after that.
Peeples broke off a 63-yard touchdown run on the opening play of the third quarter and the rout was on. The Yellow Jackets scored five more TDs in their highest-scoring second half — 42 points — since putting up 96 over the final two periods in their 222-0 victory over Cumberland in 1916.
Georgia Tech broke the school record of 558 yards rushing against VMI in 1975, and the 706-yard mark for total yards set in 1948 against Citadel.
Darrian Miller scored a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Jayhawks, but that wasn’t nearly enough. Kansas moved the ball well in the first half — converting 7-of-10 tries on third down — but the offense went stagnant until a late scoring drive.
There was no stopping the Yellow Jackets.

• Texas Tech 59, New Mexico 13
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Seth Doege threw for 401 yards and five touchdowns to lead Texas Tech to a victory against New Mexico on Saturday.
Doege tied a school record by completing his first 15 passes en route to finishing 40 for 44 — a 90.9 completion percentage, a national record for quarterbacks with at least 40 completions.
Darrin Moore caught nine passes for 118 yards and three touchdowns for the Red Raiders (2-0). Eric Ward had two TD receptions.
Deon Long had three catches for 139 yards for the Lobos (0-3), including a 69-yarder to set up their only touchdown. New Mexico has been outscored 127-26 this season.

• Missouri 69, Western Illinois 0
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Henry Josey rushed for three touchdowns and 263 yards while James Franklin threw for three scores as Missouri overwhelmed Western Illinois 69-0 on Saturday.
Missouri (2-1) set a school record with 744 yards of offense and tied a school record for most points scored while holding Western Illinois (1-2) to just one first down and 44 total yards. That outburst broke the previous record of 665 yards against Kansas in 1949.
Josey scored on rushes of 6, 21 and 68 yards, breaking his career high of 112 yards in the first quarter. He didn’t play in the second half, missing a chance to top Devin West’s school-record 319 yards against Kansas in 1998.
Wes Kemp caught two TDs for Missouri, and backup QB Jimmy Costello threw his first career touchdown in fourth-quarter mop-up duty.

• Iowa State 24, Connecticut 20
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut led early Friday and led again in the fourth quarter, but for the second consecutive week, failed to finish.
The Huskies intercepted three of the first four passes thrown by Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz, but scored just 10 first-half points, and ended up losing to the Cyclones.
Darius Reynolds had 128 yards receiving and two second-half touchdowns to lead Iowa State, which is 3-0 for the first time since 2005.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
At Atlanta
Saturday
GEORGIA TECH 66, KANSAS 24
Kansas                7    10      0      7    —    24
Georgia Tech    14    10    28    14    —    66
First Quarter

GaT—O.Smith 95 run (Ju.Moore kick), 12:33.
Kan—Miller 10 run (Mueller kick), 7:09.
GaT—Jones 4 run (Ju.Moore kick), :06.
Second Quarter
Kan—Miller 11 run (Mueller kick), 9:03.
GaT—Sims 19 run (Ju.Moore kick), 7:32.
GaT—FG Ju.Moore 24, :39.
Kan—FG Mueller 28, :00.
Third Quarter
GaT—Peeples 63 run (Ju.Moore kick), 14:39.
GaT—O.Smith 67 pass from Washington (Ju.Moore kick), 10:34.
GaT—Jones 52 pass from Washington (Ju.Moore kick), 6:55.
GaT—Sims 21 run (Ju.Moore kick), 3:30.
Fourth Quarter
GaT—Days 2 run (Ju.Moore kick), 11:44.
GaT—Perkins 3 run (Ju.Moore kick), 5:13.
Kan—Turzilli 10 pass from Mecham (Mueller kick), 2:24.
A—42,025.

TEAM STATISTICS
                                  Kan         GaT

First downs                  19            24
Rushes-yards            42-151    50-604
Passing                        211           164
Comp-Att-Int          17-27-0    4-7-0
Return Yards                 0              27
Punts-Avg.                7-47.1      1-37.0
Fumbles-Lost              3-0            1-0
Penalties-Yards           1-5           5-40
Time of Possession    32:23        27:37

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING—
Kansas, Miller 11-53, Sims 11-40, Lewis 10-26, Pierson 6-18, Webb 3-15, Bourbon 1-(minus 1). Georgia Tech, O.Smith 5-157, Peeples 5-110, Jones 4-72, Sims 9-70, Days 9-68, Lyons 2-40, Washington 6-32, Perkins 4-15, Godhigh 1-12, C.Jackson 1-12, Dickey 2-8, Zenon 2-8.
PASSING—Kansas, Webb 11-19-0-148, Mecham 6-8-0-63. Georgia Tech, Washington 4-7-0-164.
RECEIVING—Kansas, Beshears 5-65, Biere 3-40, Turzilli 3-37, Jackson 2-23, Mundine 2-22, Pick 1-17, Sims 1-7. Georgia Tech, O.Smith 2-108, Jones 1-52, S.Hill 1-4.

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