Ga Tech survives against Ga Southern 42-38

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Sep 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-13 15:54:00-04

ATLANTA  - Georgia Southern scored 28 straight points in the second half to take a late lead over Georgia Tech.  In the closing seconds Justin Thomas threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Deon Hill as Tech avoided a huge upset 42-38 on Saturday.

The Jackets are known for the triple option but it was Thomas' fourth TD pass of the game that helped Tech avoid the upset.

Georgia Southern trailed 35-10 at halftime before mounting a second half comeback and briefly taking the lead in the fourth quarter.

Georgia Tech's Jamal Golden forced a fumble that gave his team the ball with 4:12 remaining. The Yellow Jackets  then drove for the winning score.