Saturday, September 8, 2012
ATLANTA (AP) -- Vad Lee ran and passed for touchdowns in his debut, Zach Laskey ran for 116 yards and a touchdown in his first start and Georgia Tech crushed overmatched Presbyterian 59-3 on Saturday night.
Six players ran for touchdowns as Georgia Tech (1-1) had 712 total yards, the second-highest total in school history, including 469 yards rushing. The Yellow Jackets had a school-record 768 yards in a 66-24 rout of Kansas in 2011.
Lee ran the offense for a series midway through the first quarter and grabbed the spotlight in the second half. He had a 1-yard scoring run, an 82-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Greene and then a 79-yard run to set up a score -- all in the third quarter.
Presbyterian, a Division II team until 2007, had only 243 yards. The Blue Hose avoided the shutout when Aaron Mayes kicked a 30-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining.
Two Augusta locals played big roles for the Blue Hose. Williston-Elko redshirt freshman Quarterback Tamyn 'Gator' Garrick was 11-28 passing for 83 yards and in interception.
North Augusta sophomore Running Back DeMarcus Rouse carried the ball six times for 63 yards.
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