After the Yellow Jackets made a field goal to start the first OT period, Utah needed just six plays to find the end zone and claim victory. A false start penalty set up a 3rd-and-goal from the eight, but White took the ball up the middle for the game-winning touchdown.
White ended with 115 yards on 26 carries for the Utes (8-5), who improved to 13-4 all-time in bowl games. White became Utah's all-time single-season leading rusher with 1,519 yards. He needed 103 yards coming into the game to match the school record of 1,507 yards set by Carl Monroe in 1982.
Jon Hays completed 15-of-31 passes for 193 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for Utah, which is 7-1 in bowl games under head coach Kyle Whittingham.
Tevin Washington connected on 10-of-13 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown for the Yellow Jackets (8-5), who have lost seven straight bowl games. Washington also carried the ball 21 times for 96 yards.
Preston Lyons rushed for 139 yards and a score on 18 carries for Georgia Tech, which has made 15 consecutive bowl appearances.