Virginia hands Georgia Tech first loss of season

Virginia jumped off to a quick lead and 21 upset win over the 12th- ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Scott Stadium.

Virginia (4-2, 1-1 ACC) took the final 5:58 off the clock on 14 plays. Perry Jones picked up a critical 3rd-and-6 with an 18-yard catch in the right flat with 3:18 to go. Kevin Parks then moved the chains with a seven-yard run on a 3rd-and-2 as Georgia Tech was left with just one timeout with 1:54 remaining. Jones put the contest away with an 11-yard run on 2nd-and-9.

The Cavaliers rushed for 272 yards on 47 carries. Jones had 149 yards on 18 rushes while Parks added 86 yards and a score on 17 carries.

Michael Rocco was 8-of-14 for 118 yards with a touchdown and one interception. Tim Smith caught two balls for 45 yards, which included a 37-yard touchdown reception.

With its fourth win, Virginia has already matched its win total from a year ago.

Georgia Tech (6-1, 3-1) suffered its first loss of the season despite rushing for 272 yards.

Yellow Jackets quarterback Tevin Washington ran for 115 yards and a pair of scores on 26 carries, but was just 2-for-8 through the air for 24 yards.

Embry Peeples accumulated 37 yards on four carries, David Sims had 35 yards on 11 rushes and Orwin Smith added 24 yards on five carries.