Ga. Tech stuns Boston College 19- 16 on road
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