12:00 PM ET, November 15, 2003
Bobby Dodd Stadium, ATLANTA, GA
ATLANTA (Ticker) -- P.J. Daniels rushed for 240 yards on 34 carries and Jonathan Smith scored two long touchdowns in the final 4 1/2 minutes as Georgia Tech pulled away for a 41-24 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over North Carolina.
Daniels also caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Reggie Ball as the Yellow Jackets bounced back from last week's 41-17 setback to Duke to become bowl eligible.
After North Carolina closed to 27-24, Smith, who also threw a TD pass, scored on a 80-yard strike from Ball and a 79-yard punt return in a span of 56 seconds.
Ball completed 13-of-25 passes for 122 yards and three TDs for Georgia Tech (6-4, 4-3), which broke a 17-17 tie with 24 points in the fourth quarter.
The Yellow Jackets took the lead for good, 20-17, on Dan Burnett's 31-yard field goal eight seconds into the fourth quarter.
Georgia Tech made it 27-17 on Smith's 26-yard halfback option pass to Nate Curry with 9:51 remaining.
Darian Durant completed 26-of-40 passes for 289 yards and two TDs for the Tar Heels (2-9, 1-6), who have dropped four of their last five. Ronnie McGill led North Carolina on the ground with 95 yards on 19 carries.
Durant rushed for a touchdown and passed for a score in the first half to give the Tar Heels a 14-10 lead at the intermission.
|3rd Down Conversions||8-13||9-14|
|4th Down Conversions||0-0||1-1|
|FG||10:23||DAN BURNETT 35 YD FG|
Drive info: 8 plays, 47 yards.
|TD||4:53||DARIAN DURANT 1 YD RUN (DAN ORNER KICK)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 65 yards.
|TD||4:59||P.J. DANIELS 8 YD PASS FROM REGGIE BALL (DAN BURNETT KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 29 yards.
|TD||0:50||BOBBY BLIZZARD 2 YD PASS FROM DARIAN DURANT (DAN ORNER KICK)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 85 yards.
|TD||9:40||NATE CURRY 16 YD PASS FROM REGGIE BALL (DAN BURNETT KICK)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 67 yards.
|FG||6:06||DAN ORNER 39 YD FG|
Drive info: 8 plays, 55 yards.
|FG||14:52||DAN BURNETT 31 YD FG|
Drive info: 17 plays, 81 yards.
|TD||9:51||NATE CURRY 26 YD PASS FROM JONATHAN SMITH (DAN BURNETT KICK)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 86 yards.
|TD||7:33||JACQUE LEWIS 8 YD PASS FROM DARIAN DURANT (DAN ORNER KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 70 yards.
|TD||4:25||JONATHAN SMITH 30 YD PASS FROM REGGIE BALL (DAN BURNETT KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 73 yards.
|TD||3:29||JONATHAN SMITH 73 YD PUNT RETURN (DAN BURNETT KICK)||24||41|