Georgia Tech 14, Miami 10
-- Blitzing on almost every play, Georgia Tech was in Kyle Wright's face all night. And when he threw the ball up for grabs with the game on the line, the Yellow Jackets were there, too.
They sacked Wright seven times and made two late defensive stands, intercepting his final pass to upset the third-ranked Miami Hurricanes, 14-10, Saturday night.
"Not anyone believed it could happen," Georgia Tech Coach Chan Gailey said.
KaMichael Hall had two sacks and made a fourth-down stop to end a Miami threat midway through the fourth quarter. Wright moved the Hurricanes 62 yards to the Georgia Tech 27 with 1 minute 46 seconds left before he was intercepted by Dennis Davis, and the Yellow Jackets ran out the clock.
"With any quarterback, if we keep pressuring him, he's eventually going to fold," defensive end Eric Henderson said. "He can't keep getting hit like that all night. No quarterback can."
The Hurricanes (8-2, 5-2 ACC) were eliminated from contention for a berth in the national championship game. They lost for the first time since their season opener at Florida State.
"We played about as bad as we could have played," said Wright, who threw for five scores a week ago at Wake Forest but managed just one touchdown pass against the Yellow Jackets. "They were doing things we prepared for. They just did a good job of doing it."
The Yellow Jackets (7-3, 5-3) bounced back from a loss a week ago to Virginia. They also shook off an NCAA decision this week to place the school on two years' probation for using 17 academically ineligible athletes in four sports, including 11 in football.
"These guys have a tremendous ability to compartmentalize -- put all the junk to the side and play the game," Gailey said.