Miami Edges Georgia Tech 42-36 in Overtime

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Atlanta, GA - Mike James scored untouched on a 25-yard run, moments after Miami stopped Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington on fourth-and-inches on the first possession of overtime, giving the Hurricanes a wild 42-36 win Saturday.

Junior quarterback Stephen Morris passed for 436 yards and rallied the Hurricanes (3-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) from a 36-19 deficit.

Georgia Tech (2-2, 1-2) had come back after trailing 19-0 at the end of the first quarter, with Washington rushing for three touchdowns.

But the Yellow Jackets couldn't slow down Morris or Miami after that, as the Hurricanes scored the final 23 points. Morris' 10-yard touchdown pass to James created a 36-all tie with 27 seconds left in regulation. That capped an eight-play, 91-yard march that took just 1:33.

Georgia Tech also lost its season opener in overtime, at Virginia Tech, and has fallen to the Hurricanes four consecutive years after beating Miami four straight times.


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