GAMEDAY College Football

Georgia Tech 31, Duke 27

By AARON BEARD
AP Sports Writer

DURHAM, N.C. - Adonicas Sanders caught a 36-yard touchdown throw from Jeff Sims with 51 seconds left to help Georgia Tech rally past Duke 31-27.

The Yellow Jackets (3-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) got the ball with 1:42 left and no timeouts at their own 12-yard line. But Sims targeted Sanders for the two big plays on the go-ahead drive, first when he beat Jeremiah Lewis deep down the right side for a 37-yard gain.

Then came Sanders catch at the goalline, securing the deep ball despite Lewis committing a pass-interference penalty in a desperate attempt to break up the pass.

Those were Sanders' only catches of the game.

Duke (3-3, 0-2) had one more drive to respond and crossed midfield, but Juanyeh Thomas intercepted an overthrown ball from Gunnar Holmberg over the middle with 15 seconds left to seal this one.

Sims threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions for Georgia Tech, which scored the game's first 14 points but found itself in a tight finish to the final seconds. One of those three scoring throws was a 77-yard pass to Jahmyr Gibbs - who was left completely uncovered coming out of the backfield for an easy catch-and-run on the left side on the Yellow Jackets' first possession.

Mataeo Durant handled a record-setting workload to lead the Blue Devils. He ran 43 times for 152 yards and a touchdown, breaking a program single-game mark for most carries that had stood for nearly 51 years. Holmberg threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, but couldn't come up with a final drive for the win.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter GaTechDuke
GaTech TD 12:23 Jahmyr Gibbs 77 yard TD pass from Jeff Sims (Brent Cimaglia Extra Point) 7 0
GaTech TD 6:53 Jeff Sims 1 yard TD run (Brent Cimaglia Extra Point) 14 0
Duke TD 3:31 Jake Bobo 37 yard TD pass from Gunnar Holmberg (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 14 7
Second Quarter GaTechDuke
GaTech FG 10:42 Brent Cimaglia 25 yard field goal 17 7
Duke TD 6:40 Mataeo Durant 1 yard TD run (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 17 14
Third Quarter GaTechDuke
Duke FG 9:10 Charlie Ham 35 yard field goal 17 17
GaTech TD 6:30 Kyric McGowan 18 yard TD pass from Jeff Sims (Brent Cimaglia Extra Point) 24 17
Fourth Quarter GaTechDuke
Duke TD 12:33 Nicky Dalmolin 6 yard TD pass from Gunnar Holmberg (Charlie Ham Extra Point) 24 24
Duke FG 5:06 Charlie Ham 22 yard field goal 24 27
GaTech TD 0:51 Adonicas Sanders 36 yard TD pass from Jeff Sims (Brent Cimaglia Extra Point) 31 27
Team Stats
  Georgia Tech Duke
First downs 17 27
  Rushing 7 10
  Passing 8 14
  Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Efficiency 4-13, 31% 8-21, 38%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 2-4, 50%
Rushes-Yards 39-143 61-197
Passing Yards 297 291
Return Yards 99 116
Completions-Attempts-Int 12-25-2 22-29-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-7 0-0
Punts 6 5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 7-54 6-55
Georgia Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Sims 12 25 297 3 2
Duke Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Holmberg 22 29 291 2 1
Georgia Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Sims 12 55 4.6 1
D. Smith 7 42 6.0 0
J. Gibbs 14 40 2.9 0
J. Mason 5 9 1.8 0
Duke Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Durant 43 152 3.5 1
G. Holmberg 10 30 3.0 0
J. Calhoun 1 7 7.0 0
J. Robertson 1 4 4.0 0
J. Coleman 2 3 1.5 0
J. Waters 3 2 0.7 0
J. Moore 1 -1 -1.0 0
Georgia Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Gibbs 3 82 27.3 1
M. Carter 2 78 39.0 0
A. Sanders 2 73 36.5 1
K. McGowan 3 39 13.0 1
K. Norris 1 25 25.0 0
P. Harris 1 0 0.0
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Duke Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Calhoun 5 103 20.6 0
J. Bobo 5 92 18.4 1
J. Marwede 4 33 8.3 0
J. Robertson 5 31 6.2 0
J. Garner 1 18 18.0 0
M. Durant 1 8 8.0 0
N. Dalmolin 1 6 6.0 1
Georgia Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Thomas 1 6
Duke Interceptions
Player Int Yards
L. Johnson 1 26
J. Lewis 1 12
Georgia Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Shanahan 6 257 42.8
Duke Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
P. Wilson 5 219 43.8
Georgia Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Rey 1 35 35.0
Duke Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Boylan 3 17 5.7
Georgia Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Gibbs 3 58 19.3
Duke Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Stinson 3 61 20.3
Georgia Tech Missed FG
Player Length
Duke Missed FG
Player Length
C. Ham 42
C. Ham 31




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