1998 Season

1998-09-12 – Georgia Tech vs. New Mexico State – Full

Georgia Tech vs. New Mexico State - 1998

Georgia Tech vs. New Mexico State – September 12, 1998

New Mexico State: 7
Georgia Tech: 42

After opening the season with a tough home loss to Boston College, the Yellow Jackets would remain at Grant Field to play host to the New Mexico State Aggies.

Tech got off to a slow start in the contest before the Aggies lost a fumble at their won two yard line late in the first quarter. Charles Wiley put Tech on the board one play later with a two yard score to give the Jackets at 7-0 lead with 3:34 to play in the opening period.

The senior running back added his second touchdown of the game on Tech’s next drive, this time from one yard out to increase the lead to 14-0.

The Ramblin’ Wreck defense stepped up in the second quarter when linebacker Delaunta Cameron recovered an Aggie fumble at the New Mexico State 25 yard line and took it to the end zone for a score. The touchdown put Tech up 21-0 with nearly 12 minutes remaining in the first half.

Joe Hamilton connected with Dez White for a 24 yard touchdown pass before half time to extend the Yellow Jacket lead to 28-0 at intermission.

The Jackets played a scoreless third quarter, while the Aggies scored their lone points on a two yard touchdown pass from Ty Houghtaling to Joey Dozier 4:34 into the period.

Tech added two fourth quarter touchdowns on runs of 14 and 13 yards by Wiley and Joe Burns, respectively, to reach the 42-7 final.

Statistics:

First Downs:
NMS – 17
GT – 20

Rushing Yards:
NMS – 164
GT – 230

Passing (Comp-Att-Yds):
NMS – 16-34-143
GT – 6-19-141

Interceptions thrown:
NMS – 3
GT – 0

Fumbles (Total-Lost):
NMS – 4-2
GT – 1-1

Penalties (Total-Yards):
NMS – 4-27
GT – 11-64

References:
USA Today Recap: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores98/98255/98255386.htm


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