- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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Georgia Tech A-Back Orwin Smith, who injured his right ankle in the Jackets' Nov. 17 win over Duke and was sidelined for Saturday's loss to Georgia, said he won't practice today, but he will return to practice on Tuesday and hopes to play in Saturday's Dr Pepper ACC championship game against Florida State.
"It's definitely a lot better than last week," Smith said. "... It's still to be determined. I think I will play. We'll have to see how it goes day by day."
Smith, the Jackets' top offensive playmaker, said missing the Georgia game was a game-time decision. He warmed up on the sideline before the game but said "it wasn't up to par to feel like I could contribute in a way that I needed to."
Smith is the team's leading rusher with 673 yards this year and five touchdowns. He is averaging 9 yards per carry. He also has 14 kickoff returns for 267 yards.
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