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Yellow Jackets easily beat FCS opponent in lead-up to Georgia game next week 66-7

  • Georgia Tech running back Synjyn Days (10) runs for a touchdown as Alabama A&M defensive back Derrick Harris (23) pursues during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Georgia Tech running back Synjyn Days (10) runs for a touchdown as Alabama A&M defensive back Derrick Harris (23) pursues during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia Tech linebacker Quayshawn Nealy (54) celebrates his fumble recovery and touchdown with cornerback Louis Young (8) and running back Tony Zenon during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Alabama A&M , Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Georgia Tech linebacker Quayshawn Nealy (54) celebrates his fumble recovery and touchdown with cornerback Louis Young (8) and running back Tony Zenon during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Alabama A&M , Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alabama A&M quarterback Jaymason Lee (10) is sacked by Georgia Tech linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days (32) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Alabama A&M quarterback Jaymason Lee (10) is sacked by Georgia Tech linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days (32) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)  (The Associated Press)

David Sims ran for 111 yards, Synjyn Days and Matt Connors each had two rushing touchdowns and Georgia Tech beat Alabama A&M 66-7 on Saturday.

Coach Paul Johnson got the performance he wanted against an FCS opponent before the Yellow Jackets host Georgia.

Georgia Tech (7-4) used mostly third- and fourth-stringers in the second half as Johnson sought to keep players healthy.

Jaymason Lee completed 14 of 27 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown for Alabama A&M (4-8). The Bulldogs ended the season by losing five of seven.

Zach Laskey, Robert Godhigh, Days and Connors combined for five short-yardage TDs. Sims scored on a 39-yard run, linebacker Quayshawn Nealy returned a fumble 18 yards and Harrison Butker added a 40-yard field goal to make it 52-0 at halftime.

Georgia Tech announced that it set a modern-day school record for points in a single half and the most since 1950.