This must have been a sweet win for Georgia Tech


ATLANTA(AP) Scott Blair had never thrown a touchdown pass. Scratch that one off the list.

He’d never kicked a game-winner for Georgia Tech. Took care of that one, too.

Blair threw a touchdown pass off a fake field goal, then booted a 36-yard kick with 57 seconds remaining as the 15th-ranked Yellow Jackets rallied to beat Clemson 30-27 after squandering a 24-point lead Thursday night.

”I was just trying to treat it like a normal kick, not psych myself out,” Blair said. ”I wasn’t paying attention to the score at all. I didn’t want to think at the time that it was a game-winner. It was just another kick.”

Hardly. Georgia Tech (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) pulled itself back from the brink of a potentially devastating loss that looked like an easy victory early on. The Yellow Jackets raced to a 24-0 lead 4 1/2 minutes into the second quarter.

But Clemson (1-1, 0-1) scored 27 straight points, taking its first lead of the night on Richard Jackson ‘s 53-yard field goal with 11:33 to go.