Georgia Tech 21, Southern California 7

Date - Monday, December 31, 2012 2:00 PM
Location - Sun Bowl Stadium
Attendance - 47922

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern California 0 7 0 0 7
Georgia Tech 0 7 7 7 21

Recap


Georgia Tech 21, USC 7:
Senior quarterback Tevin Washington threw for a touchdown and ran for another and the Yellow Jackets held the Trojans to 205 total yards to win the Sun Bowl in windy El Paso, Texas.

Georgia Tech (7-7) snapped a seven-game bowl skid that included last year’s 30-27 overtime loss to Utah in the Sun Bowl.

With winds gusting to 40 mph, USC (7-6) completed a highly disappointing season that began with the Trojans ranked No. 1. Redshirt freshman Max Wittek started in place of senior quarterback Matt Barkley (sprained shoulder) and was 14-of-37 for 107 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions, including two fourth-quarter picks in the end zone.

It was 7-7 in the third quarter when Jamal Golden returned a low punt 56 yards, setting up Washington’s 1-yard scoring run. Early in the fourth, A-back Orwin Smith took a short pass from Washington and slipped a tackle for a 17-yard touchdown.

The Yellow Jackets broke on top in the second quarter when redshirt freshman quarterback Vad Lee hit David Sims with a 3-yard scoring pass, capping a 14-play, 74-yard drive. Sims also ran for 99 yards on 17 carries. USC running back Silas Redd’s juggling 9-yard touchdown catch tied it just before halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Jackets excelled defensively despite losing star OLB Jeremiah Attaochu to an arm injury in the first half. … Washington’s rushing score was his 20th this season, second-most among FBS quarterbacks to Kansas State’s Collin Klein (22). … Trojans WR Marqise Lee, the Biletnikoff Award winner who had an FBS-high 112 catches, 1,680 yards and 14 touchdowns in the regular season, caught six passes for 41 yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 10:41
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 7 - Southern California 0
2nd Quarter - 0:49
Southern California   TD  Georgia Tech 7 - Southern California 7
3rd Quarter - 12:23
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 14 - Southern California 7
4th Quarter - 13:11
Georgia Tech   TD  Georgia Tech 21 - Southern California 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern California Georgia Tech
W/L 7 - 6 - 0 7 - 7 - 0
Conference 5 - 4 - 0 5 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern California Georgia Tech
Score 7 21
First Downs 10 18
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-15
20%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 205 369
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 22-98 63-294
Average/Rush 4.5 4.7
Passing
Comp-Att 14-37 5-10
Passing Yards 107 75
Average/Pass Play 2.9 6.2
Penalties-Yards 2-10 8-88
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 23:35 36:25

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Wittek 14/37 107 1 3
Georgia Tech (7 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Washington 3/5 49 1 0
V. Lee 2/5 26 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Redd 17 88 5.2 0
C. McNeal 3 5 1.7 0
M. Wittek 1 5 5.0 0
M. Lee 1 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Sims 17 99 5.8 0
Z. Laskey 6 60 10.0 0
V. Lee 10 52 5.2 0
T. Washington 16 46 2.9 1
B. Bostic 2 14 7.0 0
R. Godhigh 3 13 4.3 0
O. Smith 4 9 2.2 0
T. Zenon 2 7 3.5 0
S. Days 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Lee 6 41 6.8 0
R. Woods 3 33 11.0 0
X. Grimble 2 19 9.5 0
S. Redd 3 14 4.7 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Moore 1 27 27.0 0
C. Jackson 1 23 23.0 0
O. Smith 1 17 17.0 1
B. Bostic 1 5 5.0 0
D. Sims 1 3 3.0 1