Virginia 23, Georgia Tech 14
ATLANTA (AP) _ Virginia quarterback Scott Secules ran for one touchdown and passed for another and Mark Inderlied kicked three field goals Saturday to power the Cavaliers to 23-14 Atlantic Coast Conference football victory over Georgia Tech.
Secules scored on a 1-yard sneak in the opening quarter and connected on a 5-yard TD toss to Tim Finkleston in the third period after the Yellow Jackets, who dropped their fourth straight game, had taken a 14-10 lead.
Inderlied had field goals of 45 yards in the second quarter and a pair of fourth quarter three-pointers of 31 and 26 yards for the 5-4 Cavaliers, 3-2 in the ACC.
Tech, 2-7 and 0-5 in the league got touchdowns on a 22-yard pass from quarterback Darrell Gast to Steve Davenport in the opening period and Richard Hills scored on a 2-yard run in the third period.
Secules, the ACC’s most efficient passer, engineered the Cavaliers’ first TD at the 9:53 mark of the opening quarter by completing his only pass of the 50-yard drive and using the running of Marcus Wilson, who gained 23 yards on eight carries.
Tech came back to tie it on a 76-yard drive geared by the passing of Gast who hit on three of four passes for 54 yards before Inderlied kicked his 45- yarder 54 seconds before the half for a 10-7 lead at intermission.
After Hills scored on Tech’s opening drive of the second half, Secules gave Virginia the lead for good with 37 seconds left in the third period when he hit a wide-open Finkleston in the end zone. Inderlied added his 31-yard field goal with 4:18 gone in the final period for a 20-14 lead and added his 26- yarder with 3:23 left to play.