(13) Georgia 14

(9-2, 4-1 away)

(20) Georgia Tech 7

(7-4, 4-2 home)

Coverage: ABC

8:00 PM ET, November 26, 2005

Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA

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#13UGA 7 0 0 714
#20GT 7 0 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: D. Shockley (UGA) - 198 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: P. Daniels (GT) - 16 CAR, 77 YDS

Receiving: M. Massaquoi (UGA) - 6 REC, 71 YDS

Georgia Tech looks for another upset Saturday vs. Georgia

No. 13 Georgia (8-2) at No. 20 Georgia Tech (7-3) 8:00 pm EST

ATLANTA (Ticker) - Georgia Tech opened the season with an impressive win, posted another last week and will look to close out the regular season with one over its intrastate rival.

The 20th-ranked Yellow Jackets host No. 13 Georgia on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams, who are coming off important victories.

Georgia Tech (7-3) rejoined the rankings after a 14-10 victory at then-No. 3 Miami. Only twice in its 114 years of football has Georgia Tech defeated a team ranked higher than the Hurricanes, having beated top-ranked Alabama in 1962 and Virginia in 1990.

The Yellow Jackets rank fifth nationally with 18 interceptions, 10th in turnover margin (+1.1), 12th in total defense (299.4 yards), 13th in rushing defense (101.0) and pass-efficiency defense (106.1) and 15th in takeaways (25).

Miami managed just 30 yards rushing and 237 total yards as Georgia Tech collected a season-high seven sacks, seven pass breakups and an interception.

Georgia (8-2) had lost two straight heartbreakers before winning its home finale last Saturday.

D.J. Shockley threw four touchdown passes as the Bulldogs overcame a slow start to post a 45-13 victory over Kentucky and clinch the Southeastern Conference East Division title.

With the victory, the Bulldogs secured their third trip to the conference title game in four years. Only Alabama and Florida have had similar runs since the first SEC championship game in 1992.

Georgia holds a 56-38-5 lead in this annual rivalry that began in 1893. The Bulldogs have won the last four meetings under Mark Richt, including a 19-13 triumph last year in Athens. Prior to that, the Bulldogs had dropped three straight under Jim Donnan.

"This game certainly is important to us," Richt said. "We're excited about having the chance to come to Atlanta the week after this (for the SEC title game). But in a way, it was good to see Georgia Tech whip up on Miami to make sure we don't have any thoughts at all of looking ahead. ... By no means are we taking this game lightly."


Passing Leaders

H. Mason67.92019204
B. Ramsey66.728231
J. Thomas50.91594175
T. Byerly69.214810

Rushing Leaders

N. Chubb18612816.912
T. Gurley1239117.49
J. Thomas1769655.55
Z. Laskey1617884.99

Receiving Leaders

C. Conley3257718.07
M. Bennett3538110.94
D. Smelter3571520.47
D. Waller2132815.65