ATLANTA – David Sims ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns and Georgia Tech recovered after North Carolina scored the first two touchdowns to beat the Tar Heels 28-20 on Saturday.
Georgia Tech (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its eighth straight home win in the series. North Carolina (1-2, 0-1) has not won at Bobby Dodd Stadium since 1997. Overall, Georgia Tech has won eight of the last nine in the series.
Vad Lee's 1-yard run gave Georgia Tech its first lead at 21-20 in the third quarter. Sims' 6-yard scoring run added to the lead early in the fourth quarter.
Robert Godhigh ran for 100 yards as Georgia Tech had 324 yards rushing.
North Carolina led 13-0 and 20-7 in the first half. Bryn Renner threw touchdown passes of 19 yards to tight end Eric Ebron and 24 yards to Sean Tapley after a 4-yard scoring run by Romar Morris.