Tom Savage completed 25 of 37 passes for 233 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
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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