Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Synjyn Days (10) runs the ball for but is short on the touchdown in the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
ATLANTA (AP) -- David Sims ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns and Georgia Tech recovered after North Carolina scored the first two touchdowns to beat the Tar Heels 28-20 on Saturday.
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Georgia Tech (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its eighth straight home win in the series. North Carolina (1-2, 0-1) has not won at Bobby Dodd Stadium since 1997. Overall, Georgia Tech has won eight of the last nine in the series.
Vad Lee's 1-yard run gave Georgia Tech its first lead at 21-20 in the third quarter. Sims' 6-yard scoring run added to the lead early in the fourth quarter.
Robert Godhigh ran for 100 yards as Georgia Tech had 324 yards rushing.
North Carolina led 13-0 and 20-7 in the first half. Bryn Renner threw touchdown passes of 19 yards to tight end Eric Ebron and 24 yards to Sean Tapley after a 4-yard scoring run by Romar Morris.