Scores

Final

Duke 0

(3-2, 1-1 ACC)

Georgia Tech 27

(4-1, 2-1 ACC)

12:00 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Bobby Dodd Stadium, ATLANTA, GA

1 2 3 4 T
DUKE 0 0 0 00
GT 0 3 7 1727

Top Performers

Passing: J. Shaw (GT) - 230 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Dwyer (GT) - 23 CAR, 159 YDS

Receiving: D. Thomas (GT) - 9 REC, 230 YDS, 1 TD

Shaw makes winning debut as Georgia Tech shuts out Duke

Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Jaybo Shaw kept it simple in his first start for Georgia Tech: Pass to Demaryius Thomas and hand it off to Jonathan Dwyer.

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Shaw had 230 yards passing on nine completions, all to Thomas, Dwyer ran for a career-best 159 yards and Georgia Tech shut out Duke 27-0 on Saturday.

Shaw had a 2-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter and completed an 88-yard touchdown pass to Thomas later in the period.

Shaw, a freshman, made his first start as Josh Nesbitt was held out with a hamstring injury. Shaw, sticking with Thomas, finished 9-for-13 with a touchdown.

The 230 yards receiving by Thomas is the second-highest total in school history; Dez White had 243 yards against Virginia in 1998. The 88-yard touchdown reception is the third-longest in school history.

Georgia Tech (4-1 overall, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) led only 3-0 before Roddy Jones' 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Duke (3-2 overall, 1-1 ACC) suffered its 17th straight ACC road loss, one week after winning at home against Virginia to end a streak of 25 straight conference losses overall.

Duke, which averaged 30.8 points in its first four games, was shut out for the first time since a 13-0 loss to Richmond to open the 2006 season.

Duke was held to 132 yards, the third-fewest allowed by Georgia Tech in an ACC game.

The Blue Devils' deepest penetration in the first three quarters was the Georgia Tech 46 late in the first quarter. Duke began a fourth-quarter drive at the Georgia Tech 47, but it was pushed back 2 yards.

Duke was stopped on a fourth-down play at the Georgia Tech 21 late in the fourth quarter.

Thaddeus Lewis finished 15-for-28 for 97 yards with an interception for Duke.

Dwyer had long runs of 25 and 10 yards as Shaw opened with a 12-play drive. But on second down from the Duke 8, Shaw fumbled when trying to hand off to Dwyer, and defensive end Wesley Oglesby recovered for the Blue Devils at the 9.

Georgia Tech held the ball for an 11-play drive that ended when Clifford Respress grabbed Shaw by his jersey and finally pulled the quarterback down on a fourth-down play at the Duke 29.

A 32-yard pass from Shaw to Thomas helped set up a 20-yard field goal by Scott Blair in the second quarter. A review confirmed Thomas caught the pass before fumbling out of bounds.

Georgia Tech, leading 3-0, let Dwyer do most of the work in its first touchdown drive. Dwyer had four runs for 51 yards on the final four plays of the third quarter, setting up Shaw's 2-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DUKE
GT
1st Downs921
Total Yards132454
Passing97230
Rushing35224
Penalties3-455-40
3rd Down Conversions2-126-15
4th Down Conversions0-11-3
Turnovers11
Possession21:1438:46

Passing Leaders

DukeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lewis15/28973.501
Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Shaw9/1423016.410

Rushing Leaders

DukeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris5224.4013
Hollingsworth6122.007
Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dwyer231596.9036
Jones10262.6111

Receiving Leaders

DukeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams22512.5016
Riley5204.0012
Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas923025.6188

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERDUKEGT
FG05:29Scott Blair 20 Yd 03
THIRD QUARTERDUKEGT
TD03:59Roddy Jones 4 Yd Run (Scott Blair Kick) 010
FOURTH QUARTERDUKEGT
TD14:56Jaybo Shaw 2 Yd Run (Scott Blair Kick) 017
TD09:11Demaryius Thomas 88 Yd Pass From Jaybo Shaw (Scott Blair Kick) 024
FG00:54Scott Blair 26 Yd 027