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
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