Nov. 2, 2013
Tom Savage completed 25 of 37 passes for 233 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Pitt's 21-10 loss to Georgia Tech. The senior completed each of his four passes on the Panthers' lone touchdown drive.
Pitt defensive tackle Aaron Donald had 11 tackles, a career-high six tackles for loss, one sack and forced two fumbles.
Pitt (4-4, 2-3 ACC) was held without a first down in the first quarter and managed only 55 total yards in the first half. Savage threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Tyler Boyd on the Panthers' first possession of the second half, cutting Georgia Tech's lead to 14-10.
On Pitt's third series of plays, Jeremiah Attaochu broke through the line to hit Savage just as the quarterback was trying to unleash a third-and-8 pass. The wobbly short pass was caught by center Artie Rowell. Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) declined the ineligible receiver penalty.
Chris Blewitt kicked a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter for Pitt.
Savage led Pitt on a final long drive after Godhigh's second scoring run. Savage's final pass was intercepted by safety Jemea Thomas at the Georgia Tech 4 with 33 seconds remaining.
David Sims had 18 carries for 94 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, but lost two fumbles. Godhigh had six carries for 89 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Robert Godhigh ran for two touchdowns, Georgia Tech's defense recorded a season-high five sacks and the Yellow Jackets beat Pittsburgh 21-10 on Saturday night.
Georgia Tech had constant pressure on Pitt quarterback Tom Savage. Attaochu had two sacks and Jabari Hunt-Days had a sack and three tackles for losses in the Yellow Jackets' third straight win.
Attaochu's first sack of Savage ended the Panthers' first possession on three downs. Hunt-Days tackled running back James Conner for a loss of three yards on Pitt's second series.
Vad Lee's 42-yard pass to DeAndre Smelter set up Godhigh's second touchdown run, from 11 yards, with less than 3 minutes remaining.
Lee completed 5 of 10 passes for 84 yards - with exactly half of the production coming on the late pass to Smelter. Lee had 17 carries for 44 yards.
The teams were playing for the first time since 1976.
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