Tech Impressive In Season Opener

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Thursday August 28, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jonathan Dwyer and quarterback Josh Nesbitt each
ran for two touchdowns, Morgan Burnett intercepted two first-half
passes by Ryan Perrilloux and Georgia Tech beat Jacksonville State
41-14 tonight.

Perrilloux was 22-for-37 passing for 136 yards, including two
touchdown passes to Maurice Dupree. Perrilloux, making his first
start after transferring from Louisiana State, led the Gamecocks
with 18 carries for 67 yards. The second scoring pass from Perrilloux to Dupree, covering 16 yards, came with 37 seconds left.

New Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson had his triple-option
offense ready after much concern based on a rash of turnovers in
the spring game and summer scrimmages. Georgia Tech ran for 349
yards and had 484 total yards. Dwyer had 10 carries for 113 yards.

Nesbitt fumbled a snap near the goal line early in the second
quarter but picked up the loose ball and scored from the 1. Nesbitt also scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter, and Dwyer had touchdown runs of 21 and 29 yards. Roddy Jones took a pitch from Nesbitt and ran 49 yards for a third-quarter touchdown, one of eight plays for Georgia Tech of 20 yards or longer.

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