EAST ROUNDUP : Georgia Tech Returns to Basics, Wins 30-14
Georgia Tech wanted to use its game against Boston College to look at some of the younger players on the Yellow Jackets’ roster.
But a 16-0 halftime lead didn’t satisfy Georgia Tech Coach Bobby Ross.
He wasn’t happy with the 17th-ranked Yellow Jackets’ sloppy play, so they went back to basics in Saturday’s 30-14 victory at Newton, Mass.
“Some of our younger players are making mistakes, but we wanted to get everyone in there,” said Ross, whose team had four turnovers in the first half. “In the second half, we wanted to run the ball and settle down more.”
Shawn Jones completed 15 of 29 passes for 224 yards for Georgia Tech (1-1). Jones also rushed 12 times for 91 yards and scored on runs 14 and 35 yards.
Georgia Tech got a safety on the first series when Mark Chmura of Boston College (0-3) snapped the ball out of the end zone.
“That’s something you shouldn’t have to contend with,” Boston College Coach Tom Coughlin said. “You have to look at it right off the bat. It’s really a sad thing.”
No. 24 Pittsburgh 26, Temple 7--Alex Van Pelt completed 14 of 22 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns at Pittsburgh as the Panthers (3-0) matched their victory total of 1990.
“We’ve had better talent but this is the best Pitt team I’ve ever been on,” Van Pelt said. “Everything is team, 11 guys on offense and 11 guys on defense working together.”
The Panthers, 3-7-1 a year ago, took advantage of three turnovers by Temple (0-2) for a 17-0 lead at halftime.
Chris Bouyer caught one touchdown pass and set up one of Scott Kaplan’s two field goals.
West Virginia 21, South Carolina 16--Darren Studstill, who missed most of West Virginia’s first two games because of a bruised shoulder, passed for 176 yards and rushed for 50 as the Mountaineers (2-1) beat the Gamecocks (0-1-1) at Morgantown, W.Va.
Studstill completed 10 of 15 passes for 142 yards in the first half. He finished with 15 completions in 24 attempts.
Bobby Fuller completed 18 of 34 passes for 237 yards for South Carolina. Gamecock receiver Robert Miller had 119 yards in receiving yardage.
Army 51, Colgate 22--Willie McMillian rushed for four touchdowns and 170 yards and Arlen Smith gained 131 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Cadets’ season opener at West Point, N.Y.
McMillian scored twice on runs of 24 yards and once each from seven and 31 yards as Army’s wishbone rolled up 500 rushing yards.
Colgate quarterback Jim Russell completed 24 of 36 passes for 261 yards and one touchdown, a 12-yarder in the fourth quarter to George Delaney.
By then it was too late. Army built a 38-8 lead at halftime.