Blitzing on almost every play, Georgia Tech was in Kyle Wright's face all night. And when he threw the ball up for grabs with the game on...
MIAMI — Blitzing on almost every play, Georgia Tech was in Kyle Wright’s face all night. And when he threw the ball up for grabs with the game on the line, the Yellow Jackets were there, too.
They sacked Wright seven times and made two late defensive stands, intercepting his final pass to upset the third-ranked Miami Hurricanes 14-10 Saturday night.
“Not anyone believed it could happen,” Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey said.
KaMichael Hall had two sacks and made a fourth-down stop to end a Miami threat midway through the fourth quarter. Wright moved the Hurricanes 62 yards to the Georgia Tech 27 with 1:46 left before he was intercepted by Dennis Davis, and the Yellow Jackets (7-3, 5-3) ran out the clock.
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The Hurricanes (8-2, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) were eliminated from contention for a berth in the national-championship game.
The Hurricanes’ loss could also keep them out of the ACC title game Dec. 3 in Jacksonville.
If Virginia Tech beats North Carolina, the Hokies will represent the Coastal Division against Florida State, with the winner earning an automatic berth in the Bowl Championship Series.