Scores

Final

Georgia Tech 41

(6-4, 3-4 ACC)

Duke 24

(1-9, 0-7 ACC)

1:00 PM ET, November 10, 2007

Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC

1 2 3 4 T
GT 10 17 7 741
DUKE 10 7 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: T. Bennett (LT) - 218 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Choice (GT) - 24 CAR, 170 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Earls (GT) - 5 REC, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Georgia Tech 41, Duke 24

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Tashard Choice picked up his sixth 100-yard game of the season Saturday, running for 170 yards and two touchdowns to lead Georgia Tech to a 41-24 victory over Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Choice, who has 16 100-yard games in his career, scored on runs of 1 and 16 yards despite playing with a sore hamstring. It was Choice's first action since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Oct. 23. He suffered the injury in the first half of the Oct. 20th game against Army and missed just one game before his return against the Blue Devils.

On several runs, Choice broke into the open field but had to run out of bounds as his leg appeared to bother him. Yet, his performance put him over the 3,000-yard mark for his three-year career.

Travis Bell kicked field goals of 40 and 33 yards in the first half for Georgia Tech (6-4, 3-4 ACC).

Just two plays into the game, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas recovered a fumble in the end zone by D.J. Donley, who was hit near the goal line after catching a pass from Taylor Bennett to give Georgia Tech a 7-0 lead.

But Duke tied it as Choice fumbled on a hit by Greg Akinbiyi and cornerback Leon Wright returned it 24 yards for the score.

Duke (1-9, 0-7 ACC) led 10-7 on a 40-yard field goal by Nick Maggio midway through the first quarter, but the Yellow Jackets took the lead for good at 17-10 early in the second quarter on a 1-yard plunge by Bennett.

Bennett later hit wide receiver Correy Earls for a 38-yard score in the fourth quarter.

Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Eron Riley midway through the second quarter. Blue Devils' running back Re'Quan Boyette scored on an 11-yard run after Duke blocked a punt in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GT
DUKE
1st Downs219
Total Yards477146
Passing218122
Rushing25924
Penalties4-316-56
3rd Down Conversions7-172-16
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers21
Possession33:1926:41

Passing Leaders

Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bennett11/232189.511
DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis12/291224.210

Rushing Leaders

Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Choice241707.1248
Nesbitt6335.5010
DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Boyette13513.9111
Drummer5193.8012

Receiving Leaders

Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Earls58617.2138
Johnson15353.0053
DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Riley37424.7164
Kelly22211.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERGTDUKE
TD14:11Demaryius Thomas Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Travis Bell Kick)
Drive: 2 plays, 80 yds, :49
70
TD12:15Leon Wright 24 Yd Fumble Return (Nick Maggio Kick) 77
FG07:19Nick Maggio 40 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, -5 yds, 1:07
710
FG03:38Travis Bell 29 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 7 yds, 1:26
1010
SECOND QUARTERGTDUKE
TD13:55Taylor Bennett 1 Yd Run (Travis Bell Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 76 yds, 2:19
1710
TD08:56Tashard Choice 1 Yd Run (Travis Bell Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 31 yds, 2:54
2410
TD07:04Eron Riley 64 Yd Pass From Thaddeus Lewis (Nick Maggio Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 87 yds, 1:45
2417
FG00:23Travis Bell 33 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 34 yds, 1:09
2717
THIRD QUARTERGTDUKE
TD13:09Tashard Choice 16 Yd Run (Travis Bell Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 59 yds, :48
3417
TD05:13Re'Quan Boyette 11 Yd Run (Nick Maggio Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 11 yds, :04
3424
FOURTH QUARTERGTDUKE
TD05:15Correy Earls 38 Yd Pass From Taylor Bennett (Travis Bell Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 81 yds, 2:43
4124