Georgia Tech Rushes For 394 Yards In 35-25 Victory Over Virginia


Oct 26, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Zach Laskey (37) celebrates with wide receiver Corey Dennis (16) and running back Robert Godhigh (25) after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

No surprises here.

Georgia Tech cruised to an easy 35-25 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers with three backs rushing for more than 100 yards.

Zach Laskey, David Sims, and Robert Godhigh each scored touchdowns (Laskey and Sims grabbed two) and helped the Yellow Jackets amass a total of 394 rushing yards.

Laskey rushed for 133 yards on 16 carries, Sims had 12 carries for 107 yards and the electric Robert Godhigh picked up 111 yards on just five carries.

The dominance of the run game really made this a cake walk for Paul Johnson and company, with Vad Lee only throwing the ball five times. He was 3-5 with 75 yards in the air but managed to make things interesting by tossing up another interception. Lee may as well have been watching from the sidelines in this one as he also rushed for -4 yards on the day.

The Tech defense gave up a ton of yards through the air, but did well to hold the team to just three touchdowns. The Cavaliers were airing the ball out the entire game–QB David Watford was 43-61–and finished with 376 passing yards, but just 68 yards on the ground.

More than anything, this game probably shows how bad Virginia is right now (and maybe, that Georgia Tech still has some things to work on). The Yellow Jackets turned the ball over five times and the Cavaliers just weren’t able to capitalize on them. When the turnover differential is 5-1 in your favor, normally that means a win is in order.

Like we thought before hand, Georgia Tech came away with a pretty easy win today to move on to an overall record of 5-3 (4-2,ACC)