It wasn't easy but Georgia Tech went on the road and defeated a resilient North Carolina squad on Saturday. Butch Davis and the Tar Heels were seeking revenge for last year's 24-7 loss in Atlanta.
Quarterback Joshua Nesbitt was 3 of 4 for 76 yards and a touchdown pass along with 104 yards on the ground and a score. Anthony Allen had 115 yards on the ground as well.
The Georgia Tech run game amassed 372 yard rushing and the offense had 448 yard total. The defense allowed 352 yards of total offense but was able to create turnovers and force a few punts in the second half. Senior quarterback TJ Yates was 18 of 24 for 209 yards and a touchdown pass. The Tar Heel run game also had a big game.
With NC State visiting Bobby Dodd stadium this week, a victory in the conference opener was crucial. And after watching Russell Wilson and NC State so far this season, beating the Wolfpack at home will be no easy feat.
Here are a few observations from Georgia Tech's 30-24 victory over North Carolina.