CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Joshua Nesbitt ran for a touchdown and threw for another to help Georgia Tech beat North Carolina 30-24 on Saturday.
Nesbitt ran for a tying touchdown late in the third quarter, then directed the drive that ended with Scott Blair's 46-yard field goal that put the Yellow Jackets ahead for good early in the fourth. Orwin Smith and Roddy Jones also scored touchdowns for Georgia Tech (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which overcame some second-half miscues after a mistake-free opening half to hang on for its 11th win in 13 meetings.
Johnny White ran for a career-high 113 yards and a touchdown for the Tar Heels (0-2, 0-1), who were short-handed again due to an NCAA investigation into agent-related benefits and possible academic misconduct. Twelve players sat out, including NFL prospects Marvin Austin, Robert Quinn, Deunta Williams and Kendric Burney on defense.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina is short-handed again due to the ongoing NCAA investigation into its football program. The Tar Heels will be without 12 players for Saturday's home opener against Georgia Tech.
The list includes NFL prospects Marvin Austin, Robert Quinn, Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams on defense. The Tar Heels are also without top receiver Greg Little and running back Ryan Houston.
Thirteen players missed the opener against LSU on Labor Day weekend. The school had hoped to find out the status of several players during the off week that followed, but only tailback Shaun Draughn was cleared from that group.
The NCAA is looking into agent-related benefits and possible academic misconduct involving a tutor.