The Georgia Bullodgs never trailed in beating arch-rival Georgia Tech Saturday night in Atlanta, 30-24. Tech's Yellow Jackets came into the game ranked 7th in the country.
The Bulldogs improved their record to 7-5, while Tech fell to 10-2.
Georgia did their offensive damage on the ground, rolling up 339 rushing yards. Washaun Ealey ran for 183 yards, while teammate Caleb King posted 166.
Georgia led 17-3 at halftime, and later 24-10 early in the 3rd quarter on the strength of the second of two King touchdown runs -- a 75-yard romp.
But trailing 30-17 in the 4th quarter, Tech still had life. A 13-play drive was capped by a 1-yard TD run from quarterback Josh Nesbitt, drawing Tech to within 30-24 with 7:31 remaining in the game. Following a missed 55-yard field goal attempt by Georgia, Tech regained possession for a chance to tie or win the game. But the Yellow Jackets' drive stalled on Georgia's side of the field with under 2 minutes remaining, on a dropped pass on 4th down. Georgia took-over, running out the clock to victory.
The Bulldogs' victory on Tech's home turf of Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta follows a Tech victory one year ago in Athens on the Georgia-campus.
Next for Georgia Tech, a meeting against Clemson in the ACC Championship game next week in Tampa. Next for Georgia is a bowl game, as of yet undetermined.