2001 Season

2001-11-17 – Georgia Tech at Wake Forest

Georgia Tech at Wake Forest - 2001

Georgia Tech at Wake Forest – November 17, 2001

Georgia Tech: 38
Wake Forest: 33

One week after dropping a heartbreaking 39-38 contest to Virginia on the game’s final play, Georgia Tech travelled to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to face the 5-4 Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Jackets lost 26-23 in their last trip to Groves Stadium when Joe Hamilton’s offense sputtered for much of the game before coming alive a bit too late in the fourth quarter. Godsey’s 2001 performance, on the other hand, was enough to get the job done.

The Deacons got on the board first when Tyler Ashe connected on a 44 yard field goal for a 3-0 first quarter lead.

Tech’s offense answered after Joe Burns reeled off a 49 yard run to move into scoring position. The Ramblin’ Wreck scored two plays later on another run by Burns, this from 14 yards out to make it 7-3 in favor of the Jackets.

On the first play after the ensuing kickoff, the Deacons lost a fumble at their own 8 yard line. Tech scored just two plays later with George Godsey hit Will Glover for a 6 yard touchdown to take a 14-3 advantage.

Wake scored again in the opening period when Nick Burney raced to the end zone from the 13 yard line to get within four at 14-10.

The Jackets added three points early in the second quarter on a 39 yard field goal by Luke Manget. Another defensive stand then set the stage for Godsey and the Ramblin’ Wreck offense. The senior quarterback entered and fired a 65 yard touchdown pass to Will Glover on the second play of the drive to push Tech’s lead to 24-10.

But the Deacons refused to lie down, and with little time remaining, John Stone returned the Yellow Jacket kick 93 yards for a score to make it 24-17 at intermission.

Wake tied the game on a 2 yard Tarence Williams touchdown at the beginning of the third quarter, but Godsey snatched the lead back for the Jackets with a 47 yard touchdown pass to Glover shortly thereafter. Tech would take a 31-24 lead into the final stanza of play.

The Deacons scored a safety in the fourth to get within five, but Tech solidified the victory with a 22 yard touchdown run by Jonathan Smith.

Williams later added a trash touchdown for the Deacons to make the final 38-33, but the Jackets played well enough to improve to 7-3 on the season.

The Deacons defeated Northern Illinois in their final contest to improve to 6-5, but despite being eligible, were not selected for a bowl game.


First Downs:
GT – 24
WFU – 20

Rushing Yards:
GT – 165
WFU – 322

Passing (Comp-Att-Yds):
GT – 23-40-281
WFU – 10-13-88

Fumbles (Total-Lost):
GT – 1-0
WFU – 0-0

Interceptions thrown:
GT – 2
WFU – 0

Penalties (Total-Yards):
GT – 7-64
WFU – 9-59

Game Summary: http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/112099aaa.html

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