Smith Leads No. 21 Ga Tech Past NC State, 45-35

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Orwin Smith rushed for three touchdowns and No. 21 Georgia Tech beat North Carolina State 45-35 on Saturday to extend its best start in more than 20 years.

Smith finished with 74 yards and scored on runs of 13, 9 and 3 yards to help the Yellow Jackets (5-0, 2-0 ACC) open with five wins for the first time since their national championship season in 1990.

Georgia Tech led 21-0, briefly allowed N.C. State to make a game of it in the third quarter and pulled away with three touchdowns in a 2-minute, 22-second span of the fourth.

Mike Glennon was 20 of 29 for 163 yards with touchdown passes covering 9 yards to Jay Smith and 1 yard to Tyler Purvis. The Wolfpack (2-3, 0-2) remained winless against Bowl Subdivision teams.

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  • by Jollymon on Oct 3, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    What do NCSU and ECU have in common this year? We both SUCK!!
  • by Chuck on Oct 2, 2011 at 05:09 PM
    NC State is having a bad season.Worst is yet to come. Sorry coach & Stupid AD let Russell Wilson get away. I Predicted this & I Am so very happy.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 at 12:25 PM
    guess state will have to wait another year for that national championship

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