Georgia Tech deals Wake Forest its first loss

Georgia Tech 30, Wake Forest 16
Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 11:26 PM EDT
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Haynes King threw a pair of long touchdown passes in the first half to help Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 30-16 on Saturday night.

The Yellow Jackets’ defense racked up eight sacks along with five takeaways, including a critical interception by Kenan Johnson to turn away a late drive by Wake Forest with 2:18 left.

That ultimately led to Jamal Haynes’ clinching 26-yard scoring run with 1:25 left. Georgia Tech led this game 20-3 at halftime.

Justice Ellison ran for 137 yards to lead the Demon Deacons, but Mitch Griffis threw for just 162 yards and had four turnovers.