The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets raced to a 21-0 first quarter lead and cruised to a 59-3 victory over the Presbyterian Pale Hose at Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday night. Presbyterian kicked a 30-yard field goal with 5 seconds left to avert the shutout.
Tevin Washington threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the Jackets offense. He completed 7 passes in 11 attempts for 161 yards and ran 9 times for 97 yards.
Sophomore B-back Zach Laskey took advantage of his first career start, racking up 116 yards on 12 carries. Laskey got the Jackets on the board first as he galloped 56 yards for the Jackets' first score early in the first quarter.
Highly touted redshirt freshman QB Vad Lee got his first collegiate experience and responded by tossing an 82-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Jeff Greene and and by gaining 101 yards on only 8 carries and a touchdown.
Despite scoring 59 points head coach Paul Johnson will have some ammunition to get the players' attention next week in practice as the Jackets fumbled 4 times losing 3.
Georgia Tech's offense produced 712 yards while the defense yielded only 243.
The Jackets resume ACC play next Saturday when they host the Virginia Cavaliers.