2000 Season

2000-11-09 – Georgia Tech vs. Virginia

Georgia Tech vs. Virginia - 2000

Georgia Tech vs. Virginia – November 9, 2000

Virginia: 0
Georgia Tech: 35

One week after defeating the 5th ranked Clemson Tigers to move to 6-2, the 24th ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets returned home to face the 4-4 Virginia Cavaliers. Virginia won the previous meeting between the two schools in a 45-38 thriller in Charlottesville, but had not won at Bobby Dodd Stadium since defeating the Jackets 24-7 in 1994.

Tech never left the outcome in doubt, jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter. Joe Burns was the hero on the opening possession, gaining 42 yards to the Virginia 26 and finishing off the drive with a 17 yard touchdown on 3rd and 1 to give the Jackets a 7-0 lead. A Cavalier three-and-out quickly gave the ball back to the jackets, and Kelly Campbell exploded for 50 yards and a touchdown after taking an option pitch from George Godsey. Holding a 14-0 lead, the Jackets quickly regained possession and marched 80 yards in 10 plays with Burns scoring his second touchdown to extend the Tech lead to 21-0.

The teams would play scoreless second and third quarters as the Tech defense dominated the Cavaliers while the Yellow Jackets offense missed on several opportunities.

Godsey added two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter, connecting with Kelly Campbell and Nate Curry for 33 and 18 yard touchdowns, respectively. The scores completed a 35-0 shutout of the visiting Cavaliers and moved Tech to 7-2 on the season, all but ensuring a fourth consecutive bowl berth.

Statistics:

First Downs:
UVA – 15
GT – 34

Rushing Yards:
UVA – 154
GT – 304

Passing (Comp-Att-Yds):
UVA – 14-30-136
GT – 29-37-323

Fumbles (Total-Lost):
UVA – 2-2
GT – 2-0

Interceptions Thrown:
UVA – 1
GT – 0

Penalties (Total-Yards):
UVA – 3-24
GT – 5-35

References:
Game Summary: http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/vaf.at.gah.game.html
USA Today Recap: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/scores100/100314/100314314.htm


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