Jackets Come Back to Topple Tar Heels
Georgia Tech scored the games last three touchdowns and came back to defeat North Carolina 28-20 in college football on Saturday.
The Tar Heels held a 20-7 lead with 9:18 left in the third quarter when the Ramblin' Wreck started their comeback.
It was a case of too many penalties by North Carolina during the comeback. A holding call nullified a Bryn Renner touchdown pass that would have stemmed the Yellow Jacket tide. Untimely offsides calls and other penalties hurt Carolina during key stretches.
Renner had a solid game behind center on a rainy Grant Field in Atlanta. He threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Eric Ebron was sensational from his tight end spot grabbing 6 Renner passes, for 108 yards receiving and a touchdown.
The Heels struggled to get the running game kick started with only 101 yards on the ground in the ball game.
The Yellow Jackets were led by quarterback Vad Lee who threw for a touchdown and rushed for one as well. Robert Godhigh rushed for 100 yards while David Sims racked up 99 rushing yards in the win, adding two touchdowns.
Georgia Tech remains unbeaten with the win, going to 3-0 and are 2-0 in the conference. The Tar Heels lose their opening conference game and fall to 1-2 overall on the young season.
Next up for the Heels is East Carolina next Saturday. Game time at Kenan Stadium will be 12:30 p.m. The Pirates come into the contest 2-1 on the season.