1:00 PM ET, November 13, 2004
Bobby Dodd Stadium, ATLANTA, GA
ATLANTA (Ticker) -- For Connecticut coach Randy Edsall, returning to a familiar place was not beneficial for the Huskies' bowl eligibility.
Reggie Ball threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns to lead Georgia Tech to a 30-10 victory in its second meeting with Connecticut.
Edsall, a defensive coordinator with the Yellow Jackets in 1998, witnessed Georgia Tech's defense come up with big plays at the right moments, stopping the Huskies (5-4) on 14-of-17 third-down opportunities.
Connecticut, which had won its previous seven games in the month of November dating to 2001, needed a victory to become bowl eligible for the second straight season.
Ball, who had three interceptions in a 24-14 win over N.C. State last week, proved more accurate, completing 22-of-38 attempts, including a four-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Dixon 3:01 into the contest. He also rushed seven times for 21 yards.
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson had six catches for 131 yards and Ajenavi Eziemefe hauled in a three-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter for Georgia Tech (6-3).
Djay Jones returned a blocked punt five yards for the score and linebacker KaMichael Hall recorded 1 1/2 sacks and forced a fumble for the Yellow Jackets, who held the Huskies to 20 net yards on 24 rushing attempts.
Dan Orlovsky threw for 205 yards and Keron Henry had six catches for 65 yards for Connecticut, which lost consecutive games for the first time since October 2002.
|3rd Down Conversions||3-17||6-16|
|4th Down Conversions||2-3||0-1|
|TD||11:59||JIMMY DIXON 4 YD PASS FROM REGGIE BALL (TRAVIS BELL KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
|FG||8:47||MATT NUZIE 51 YD FG|
Drive info: 8 plays, 13 yards.
|FG||3:02||TRAVIS BELL 27 YD FG|
Drive info: 12 plays, 85 yards.
|TD||2:13||DJAY JONES 5 YD BLOCKED PUNT RETURN (TRAVIS BELL KICK)||3||17|
|FG||0:15||TRAVIS BELL 34 YD FG|
Drive info: 8 plays, 32 yards.
|FG||1:51||TRAVIS BELL 29 YD FG|
Drive info: 4 plays, 3 yards.
|TD||6:15||AJENAVI EZIEMEFE 3 YD PASS FROM REGGIE BALL (TRAVIS BELL KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 85 yards.
|TD||0:00||CHRIS BELLAMY 1 YD RUN (MATT NUZIE KICK)|
Drive info: 14 plays, 72 yards.