Boxscore
Georgia Tech 41, South Carolina State 10
Saturday, September 4, 2010 1:00 PM
Location - Bobby Dodd Stadium
Attendance - 51668

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Carolina State 3 0 7 0 10
Georgia Tech 7 13 14 7 41

Recap

Senior quarterback Joshua Nesbitt launched his Heisman campaign with a nifty 35-yard touchdown run two minutes in, and the No. 17 Yellow Jackets rolled to a 41-10 win over South Carolina State.

Nesbitt, who accounted for 28 touchdowns running and passing last year, finished with 130 yards rushing and three scores. Speedy A-back Roddy Jones added two touchdowns while averaging an eye-popping 11.3 yards a carry. Coach Paul Johnson's option attack generated 371 yards on the ground.

Backup quarterback Tevin Washington capped the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Playing a 3-4 defense installed by new coordinator Al Groh, the Jackets held the Bulldogs to 16 first downs and 268 total yards. Quarterback Malcolm Long's 1-yard run in the third quarter gave South Carolina State its lone touchdown.

The Jackets were far from flawless, however. Tech vowed during the offseason to improve its passing game, but Nesbitt completed just 1 of 6 throws for 8 yards, with an interception.

The competition gets much stiffer for the defending ACC champions. They visit Kansas and No. 18 North Carolina the next two weeks.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:45
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 7 - South Carolina State 0
1st Quarter - 5:05
South Carolina State   FG  Georgia Tech 7 - South Carolina State 3
2nd Quarter - 13:48
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 13 - South Carolina State 3
2nd Quarter - 4:46
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 20 - South Carolina State 3
3rd Quarter - 8:05
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 27 - South Carolina State 3
3rd Quarter - 5:07
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 34 - South Carolina State 3
3rd Quarter - 2:33
South Carolina State   TD  Georgia Tech 34 - South Carolina State 10
4th Quarter - 4:05
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 41 - South Carolina State 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Carolina State Georgia Tech
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  South Carolina State Georgia Tech
Score 10 41
First Downs 16 25
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-14
29%
8-for-12
67%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 272 384
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 39-178 56-372
Average/Rush 4.6 6.6
Passing
Comp-Att 11-25 2-8
Passing Yards 94 12
Average/Pass Play 3.8 1.5
Penalties-Yards 10-94 6-46
Fumbles-Lost 0-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 29:25 30:35

PLAYER STATS

South Carolina State (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Georgia Tech (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Nesbitt 1/6 8 0 1
T. Washington 1/2 4 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Nesbitt 16 130 8.1 3
R. Jones 4 45 11.2 2
T. Washington 7 44 6.3 1
D. Sims 3 34 11.3 0
O. Smith 4 34 8.5 0
B. Bostic 5 30 6.0 0
A. Allen 6 28 4.7 0
L. Cox 3 13 4.3 0
R. Watson 3 10 3.3 0
P. Lyons 2 7 3.5 0
M. Wright 1 3 3.0 0
E. Peeples 2 -6 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Hill 2 12 6.0 0
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