Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back David Sims (20) tries to get past Southern California Trojans linebacker Hayes Pullard (10) in the 2012 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated USC 21-7. (Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports)
El Paso, TX (Sports Network) - Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, helping the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets snap a streak of seven consecutive losses in bowl games with a 21-7 victory over the USC Trojans in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.
Washington carried the ball 16 times for 41 yards for the Yellow Jackets (7-7), who won a bowl game for the first time since 2004. He also completed 2- of-4 passes for 22 yards.
Vad Lee rushed for 52 yards on 10 carries and connected on 2-of-5 passes for 26 yards and a touchdown for Georgia Tech, which made its 16th consecutive bowl appearance, the fourth-longest active streak in the nation.
Freshman Max Wittek completed 14-of-37 passes for 107 yards, one touchdown and three intercptions for the Trojans (7-6), who were back in a bowl game following a two-year NCAA-imposed bowl ban.
Fellow quarterback Matt Barkley missed the game due to a sprained right throwing shoulder.
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