Georgia Tech wins in overtime

November, 7, 2009
11/07/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is one of the nation's top play-callers, but this one will be hard to forget. On fourth-and-one, instead of going for a short field goal and sending the game into a second overtime, Johnson went for it.

No surprise there, if you know Johnson, but this was a gamble. And it paid off.

After not being able to convert a fourth down all day, the Yellow Jackets pulled it off when they needed it most and scored one play later on a three-yard touchdown run by Josh Nesbitt for the 30-27 overtime win. Thanks to a great block by Jonathan Dwyer, No. 10 Georgia Tech (9-1) will remain among the country's elite teams and now only has to polish off Duke to seal its place as the Coastal Division champs.

It's that consistency that has made Georgia Tech the ACC's great team this year. Virginia Tech and Miami have been good. But Georgia Tech's ability to find a way to win on all but one Saturday this year has separated the Jackets, even if it was only by three points today.

For Wake Forest, it was another heartbreaker. The Deacs lost their second overtime game, and have been painfully close to an entirely different season. Now the Deacs have to win their last two games -- against Florida State and Duke -- just to become bowl eligible.

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