Scores

Final

Alabama A&M 7

(4-8, 4-5 SWAC)

Georgia Tech 66

(7-4, 5-3 ACC)

1:30 PM ET, November 23, 2013

Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA

1 2 3 4 T
AAMU 0 0 0 77
GT 24 28 7 766

Top Performers

Passing: J. Lee (AAMU) - 205 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Sims (GT) - 8 CAR, 111 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Ross (AAMU) - 5 REC, 112 YDS, 1 TD

Sims, Georgia Tech roll past Alabama A&M 66-7

Associated Press

ATLANTA -- David Sims ran for 111 yards, Synjyn Days and Matt Connors each had two rushing touchdowns and Georgia Tech beat Alabama A&M 66-7 on Saturday.

Coach Paul Johnson got the performance he wanted against an FCS opponent before the Yellow Jackets host Georgia next week.

Georgia Tech (7-4) used mostly third- and fourth-stringers in the second half as Johnson sought to keep top players healthy.

Jaymason Lee completed 14 of 27 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown for Alabama A&M (4-8). The Bulldogs ended the season by losing five of seven.

Zach Laskey, Robert Godhigh, Days and Connors combined for five short-yardage TDs in the first half.

Sims scored on a 39-yard run, linebacker Quayshawn Nealy returned a fumble 18 yards and Harrison Butker added a 40-yard field goal to make it 52-0 at halftime.

Georgia Tech announced that it set a modern-day school record for points in a single half and the most since 1950.

Quarterback Tim Byerly ran for a 20-yard score in the closing minutes to make it 66-7.

Alabama A&M scored late in the fourth quarter when Lee's 20-yard TD pass to Demario Ross cut the lead to 59-7.

Jackets linebacker Tyler Marcordes, making his first start of the season, had one interception, 1.5 sacks, three tackles and one forced fumble in the first half.

The sophomore's interception came against Terrance Pride on Alabama A&M's second play from scrimmage and set up the 6-yard run by Laskey that made it 14-0.

Marcordes replaced Brandon Watts, whose undisclosed injury snapped a string of 19 straight starts. Johnson said this week that Watts could return for the Georgia game, but added that he would not play against Alabama A&M.

Nealy's fumble return for a touchdown was the Jackets' first since Jerrard Tarrant ran one back against Mississippi State in 2009.

The Jackets, who attempted only six passes in the game, led 38-0 at the 10:52 mark of the second quarter. Sims' 39-yard touchdown run 4 minutes later gave them a 45-0 lead.

At that point, Georgia Tech had 315 total yards, 302 more than Alabama A&M.

Offensive tackle Ray Beno returned to the starting lineup for the first time since the Oct. 5 loss at Miami. Beno took 12 snaps at Clemson, but Johnson wanted him to play multiple series so he'll be ready for the Georgia game.

Connors added a 4-yard TD run early in the third to put Georgia Tech ahead 59-0.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AAMU
GT
1st Downs1120
Total Yards252476
Passing20548
Rushing47428
Penalties4-301-5
3rd Down Conversions5-153-6
4th Down Conversions1-40-0
Turnovers30
Possession29:5930:01

Passing Leaders

Alabama A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lee14/272057.610
Georgia TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thomas1/23618.000

Rushing Leaders

Alabama A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott15513.4014
Anderson2126.0011
Georgia TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims811113.9139
Snoddy9697.7027

Receiving Leaders

Alabama A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ross511222.4147
Dorsey23316.5018
Georgia TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Summers13636.0036
Sims11212.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAAMUGT
TD12:03Synjyn Days 2 Yd Run (Harrison Butker Kick) 07
TD09:59Zach Laskey 6 Yd Run (Harrison Butker Kick) 014
FG05:52Harrison Butker 40 Yd 017
TD01:12Robert Godhigh 1 Yd Run (Harrison Butker Kick) 024
SECOND QUARTERAAMUGT
TD11:03Synjyn Days 8 Yd Run (Harrison Butker Kick) 031
TD10:52Quayshawn Nealy 18 Yd Fumble Return (Andrew Chau Kick) 038
TD06:29David Sims 39 Yd Run (Andrew Chau Kick) 045
TD02:36Matt Connors 1 Yd Run (Andrew Chau Kick) 052
THIRD QUARTERAAMUGT
TD08:18Matt Connors 4 Yd Run (David Scully Kick) 059
FOURTH QUARTERAAMUGT
TD05:17Demario Ross 20 Yd Pass From Jaymason Lee (Cesar Ramon Kick) 759
TD03:42Tim Byerly 22 Yd Run (Andrew Chau Kick) 766