Georgia Tech: 17
Seeking its second bowl win in Paul Johnson’s tenure, Georgia Tech posted a sloppy performance in the Music City Bowl where it came up just short against the ‘Ole Miss Rebels in a 25-17 loss.
Trailing 23-7 late in the third quarter, the Jackets fought back and pulled to within six when Vad Lee found Darren Waller for a 72-yard touchdown pass early in the final period. Late in the contest, Tech’s Adam Gotsis blocked Andrew Ritter’s 32-yard field goal attempt to give the Jackets one last shot at victory.
Disaster struck quickly, however, for a Ramblin’ Wreck offense that had struggled all day. After a false start pushed Tech back to its fifteen, an attempted reverse pass went awry, as Corey Dennis lost a fumble into the end zone while attempting to throw. In the scramble that ensued, Tech recovered for a safety to push the Rebel lead to eight. The Jackets gained possession once more with less than a minute to play, but Lee threw an interception on the drive’s first play to put an end to Tech’s chances.
Mississippi’s Bo Wallace played an excellent game, rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for a third while leading his team to victory.
Robert Godhigh accounted for Tech’s first points of the game with an 8-yard run late in the first quarter to tie the contest at 7-all.
The game ended a two game skid for the Rebels to cap off an 8-5 season, while also providing their tenth bowl win in the last eleven tries.
Shortly after the loss, Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee announced that he would transfer from the flats after three seasons, including one as a starter.
GT – 18
MISS – 28
GT – 151
MISS – 221
GT – 5-17-147
MISS – 23-36-256
GT – 1
MISS – 1
GT – 2-1
MISS – 3-0
GT – 5-40
MISS – 3-15
– Game highlights