COL FB: Ga. Tech 28, Va. Tech 23

Oct. 18, 2009 at 12:14 AM

ATLANTA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Josh Nesbitt's three touchdown runs Saturday led 20th-ranked Georgia Tech to a 28-23 ACC upset of fourth-ranked Virginia Tech.

The quarterback, who excels rushing, completed only 1-of-7 passes for 51 yards with one interception, but gained a team-high 122 yards on 23 carries.

Running back Jonathan Dwyer gained 82 yards on 20 attempts, while Marcus Wright added a 13-yard third-quarter run for the Yellow Jackets (6-1, 4-1 ACC), who had not beaten the Hokies in Atlanta since November 1990.

Tailback Ryan Williams led Virginia Tech with one touchdown on 14 carries for 100 yards.

He added a fourth-quarter touchdown catch.

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed 10-of-14 passes for 159 yards, one touchdown but two interceptions and scored once on 13 carries for 63 yards rushing for the Hokies (5-2, 3-1), whose five-game winning streak ended.

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