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2-1, 1st in ACC - Coastal

Georgia Tech overwhelms Pittsburgh 35-17 in ACC opener

KirVonte Benson ran for a career-high 196 yards with two touchdowns, TaQuon Marshall added 112 yards rushing with two scoring runs, and Georgia Tech beat Pittsburgh 35-17 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for each team.

Huge run keeps Yellow Jackets ahead in the 4th quarter (0:18)
Georgia Tech's Weimerskirch spins into the end zone for a TD (0:19)
Georgia Tech takes the lead late in the 2nd quarter (0:17)
Panthers' Henderson 80-yard return for TD ties game (0:23)
Marshall gets second TD run (0:15)
Georgia Tech's Marshall dives into end zone to tie the game (0:19)
Ollison backs into the end zone for a Pitt TD (0:16)
ESPN Stats & Information

ACC Coastal rivals square off

Georgia Tech hosts Pitt to open ACC play on Saturday. ESPN's FPI projects the Yellow Jackets to pick up the home win.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said the school's administration reached out to see whether UCF had an interest in flipping the site for their home-and-home series, having the game this year in Atlanta and the 2020 matchup in Orlando. Johnson said UCF had no interest in doing that, so their game this weekend was canceled as the Knights deal with the after effects from Hurricane Irma. Their home stadium is being used as a staging area for the National Guard, and many in the area remain without power.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The main reason for the Georgia Tech-UCF cancellation is that UCF is hosting up to 1,000 National Guard personnel in and around Spectrum Stadium. There are also about 250 vehicles on campus. Florida Gov. Rick Scott asked UCF to host the National Guard as part of the Hurricane Irma recovery effort. Some UCF players also were dismissed to be with their families before the storm hit. "We are in complete agreement with the decision," Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury said.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: The Georgia Tech-UCF game scheduled for Saturday in Orlando will not be played, as UCF continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. It's unlikely the game will be made up later in the season. WSB television in Atlanta first reported the likely cancellation. UCF had to cancel last week's game against Memphis as it braced for the hurricane. Its campus remains closed through Wednesday.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC announces FSU-Miami, originally set for next Saturday, has been postponed to 10/7 due to Hurricane Irma. To accommodate, Miami-Ga Tech moved from 10/12 to 10/14.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the ACC announces that the Miami-Florida State game has been moved from Sept. 16 to Oct. 7. Miami's home game with Georgia Tech also moved from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14. Commissioner John Swofford: "It quickly became clear that it was in the best interest of our players, coaches and fans to reschedule next week's Miami at Florida State game. Typically, it's not easy to reschedule games, but in this instance, there was a clear path to adjust quickly and effectively."

Georgia Tech's Jerry Howard up the middle for 65-yard TD (0:39)
Marshall to Jeune strikes again for another touchdown (0:25)
TaQuon Marshall and Ricky Jeune connect to reclaim the lead (0:29)
Lawrence Austin nabs an interception for Georgia Tech (0:27)

Team Stats

Passing Yards116.0123rd
Rushing Yards372.51st
Points For39.0Tied-31st
Points Against26.0Tied-74th

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