Ga. Tech stuns Bos­ton Col­lege 19- 16 on road

The Covington News - - Sports -

BOS­TON Jonathan Dwyer ran for 108 yards, scor­ing the go-ahead touch­down on a 43-yard run mid­way through the fourth quar­ter on Satur­day and Ge­or­gia Tech beat Bos­ton Col­lege 19-16.

Get­ting the game in be­fore the rem­nants of Trop­i­cal Storm Hanna swept through New Eng­land, BC took a 16-10 lead when Chris Crane hit Ifeanyi Momah on a tug-of-war touch­down pass with 3:03 left in the third. But Crane was sacked in the end zone for a safety, and four plays af­ter the free kick Dwyer broke free on a pitch around the right side for the touch­down.

Josh Nes­bitt com­pleted 6-of-13 passes for 73 yards and ran 15 times for 50 yards and a touch­down. He also gained a yard on a fourth-and-inches sneak with two min­utes left and Bos­ton Col­lege out of time­outs.

BC (1-1, 0-1 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) held a 9-7 half­time lead thanks to three Ge­or­gia Tech (2-0, 1-0 ACC) fum­bles and three field goals by Steve Apon­avi­cius. But the Ea­gles, who also missed a field goal at­tempt in the first half, had three turnovers of their own in the sec­ond — two in­ter­cep­tions and a fum­ble, also by Crane.

In his first home game since re­plac­ing Matt Ryan at quar­ter­back, Crane com­pleted 18-of-35 passes for 142 yards. Ryan, se­lected third over­all by the At­lanta Fal­cons in the NFL draft, led the Ea­gles to an 8-0 start last year as they climbed as high as No. 2 in the na­tional polls.

Crane, a fifth-year se­nior who waited four years for the chance to start, had a rough start.

He coughed it up on the sec­ond play of the sec­ond half when he was sacked by line­backer Tony Clark, giv­ing the Yel­low Jack­ets the ball on the BC 29. Af­ter a hold­ing penalty, Nes­bitt hit De­mary­ius Thomas for a 19-yard gain on third-and-16.

Af­ter a 27-yard field goal by Scott Blair, Tech got the ball back when Michael John­son bat­ted Crane's pass into the air and Mario But­ler came down with it. Brian Toal's 5-yard sack knocked Tech back, then Blair put a 48-yard at­tempt off the right upright.

Crane then led BC on an 11-play, 69-yard drive, scor­ing from 7 yards out when he threw the ball into the end zone and Momah came up with the ball at the same time as cor­ner­back Jahi Word-Daniels. The of­fi­cials quickly sig­naled a BC touch­down that made it 16-10.

But af­ter a 46-yard punt by Blair pinned BC at its own 11, Jeff Smith was tack­led for a 4-yard loss and then Crane was sacked for a safety that made it 16-12. Af­ter Dwyer gave the Yel­low Jack­ets the lead, BC was stopped on downs at the Tech 34 with 4:08 left.

Nes­bitt scram­bled for 30 yards on sec­ond down to move Tech out of its own ter­ri­tory, then picked up the last inches for the first down

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