When No. 20 Georgia Tech can’t run, the Yellow Jackets don’t win.
Coach Paul Johnson’s triple-option offense managed its worst rushing performance since 2013 in a 34-20 loss to Duke on Saturday.
The Blue Devils held Tech (2-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to just 173 yards rushing — its fewest since it had 151 in a loss to Mississippi in the 2013 Music City Bowl, according to STATS.
“When you rush for ... 173 yards in this offense,” Johnson said, “you’re not going to win.”
Freshman quarterback Lorenzo Nunez threw for two touchdowns and Pharoh Cooper turned a broken play into a 29-yard go-ahead scoring run to rally South Carolina to a much-needed 31-14 victory over UCF on Saturday.
Nunez ran for 123 in his first start while Cooper added a 35-yard TD catch to snap the Gamecocks’ two-game losing streak.
Nick Chubb knew he had to extend his streak of 100-yard rushing games when he saw how much it meant to his offensive linemen.
The big guys can relax. Chubb’s streak is alive.
Chubb ran for 131 yards and two touchdowns and also caught a TD pass as No. 7 Georgia beat Southern 48-6 on Saturday to gain momentum for next week’s visit from Alabama.
ATLANTA — Gregg Allman, Sam Moore and the late Philip Walden Jr. are among nine to be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
The 37th annual awards will be held Saturday evening at the Georgia World Congress Center. It will air live on Georgia Public Television at 8 p.m.
Others inductees include John Huie, the band Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, John and Jane Barber and Monica Pearson. Posthumous inductees include Tim Wilson, Walden and Sonny Limbaugh.
ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating an incident involving a woman who was fatally while driving her vehicle down the street.
Local news media reported Saturday that shots were fired from another vehicle at the SUV, which hit a tree and flipped over. Firefighters rescued a man and woman from the vehicle.
Authorities say the woman was dead at the scene and had been shot in the face. The deceased victim’s identity has not been released.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Early in the fourth in Evans territory with the potential to take the lead, Cross Creek’s bad snap over quarterback Devon Hicks’ head was recovered by the Knights. That turnover changed the momentum and led to a touchdown run for Evans to go up by 9.
Stay up late on Sunday, Augusta.
You’ll have a chance to witness something that happens once every couple of decades.
Beginning around 8:10 p.m., anyone with a clear view of the night sky will be able to watch a supermoon eclipse for the first time in more than 30 years. It’s expected to last until 1:22 a.m.
Bond was denied Friday for a Hephzibah man accused of murder in the death of a man whose body was found in Burke County last month.
22, will remain in custody pending his possible indictment and trial in Richmond County Superior Court.
Assistant District Attorney Pierce Blitch said Friday that a landowner in Burke County discovered the body of Jonathan Martin,
Three Aiken County teens have been charged after a police pursuit ended in a crash Thursday morning.
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has obtained warrants against Marqual Simpkins, 17, of Aiken; Kartel Smith, 17, of Aiken; and Roderick Glover, 18, of Warrenville, for possession of a stolen vehicle.
Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon armed robbery at a Milledgeville Road convenience store.
According to a Richmond County sheriff’s incident report, a masked man armed with a handgun and wearing a hooded sweatshirt robbed the Get It To Go, 3379 Milledgeville Road, about 12:40 p.m. An employee told police the man went behind the counter, grabbed money from the register, stuffed it in his pockets and ran away.
Aiken police are asking the public’s help in the search for a breaking and entering auto suspect.
Joseph Matthew Annadale is being sought on four counts of breaking and entering auto and three counts of grand larceny. He is possibly in the Midland Valley area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811 or Crimestoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.
A Richmond County sheriff’s incident report suggests a man who died in a convenience store restroom after a traffic stop Thursday may have been trying to regurgitate drugs.
ATLANTA — Authorities say an oil tanker and tractor trailer drove off a bridge and landed on the busy Georgia 400.
Local news media report that the Georgia Department of Transportation closed northbound lanes after the two trailers plunged off I-285 onto 400 on Friday afternoon. The tractor trailer was found overturned on the highway. The tanker carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel ended up on its side.
WASINGTON — In a stunning move, House Speaker John Boehner informed fellow Republicans today that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, giving up his top leadership post and his seat in the House in the face of hardline conservative opposition.
The 13-term Ohio Republican shocked his GOP caucus early this morning when he announced his decision in a closed-door session. It came one day after a high point of Boehner's congressional career, a historic speech by Pope Francis to Congress at Boehner's request.
Expect traffic delays on Interstate 20 headed west toward Augusta.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is handling a traffic accident in the westbound lane of I-20 between mile markers 3 and 4, according to its Web site.