Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Darren Waller (88) is celebrated by teammates after he scored a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 1, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: Hyosub Shin
Photo: Hyosub Shin

Jackets freeze out Virginia, 35-10

Georgia Tech didn’t force six turnovers as it did a week ago or run wild for another 600-yard output from the offense, but the Yellow Jackets may have done something more significant.

The Jackets played perhaps their best overall game of the season, as both sides of the ball made meaningful contributions to their 35-10 homecoming win over Virginia Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Tech limited Virginia to 22 rushing yards on 16 carries, a mere 88 percent reduction from their season average of 189.13.

The Jackets did not allow the Cavaliers to cross the goal line for the final 46:10 of the game, a considerable turn from their ineffective play this season.

With the win, Tech (7-2 overall, 4-2 ACC) kept pace with Coastal Division-leading Duke, which escaped Pittsburgh earlier Saturday in double overtime to improve to 3-1 in the ACC. The Jackets also secured their 20th consecutive season with a conference record of .500 or better, the nation’s longest such active streak. Virginia (4-5, 2-3) dropped its third game in a row.

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