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Biggest Upsets of 2012 (#5): Middle Tennessee 49 Georgia Tech 28

Georgia Tech came into this game at 2-2 with losses to Virginia Tech and Miami (Fl). Middle Tennessee came in at 2-1 with a loss in their opener to McNeese State. Yes, McNeese State. Georgia Tech was favored to win this game by around 24 points and had the home field advantage. These two teams played in 2011 with Georgia Tech winning 49-21.

Paul Johnson is a big fan of running the football and from his tweet around a week ago he's also a big fan of running up the score. Who knew that it would be the Blue Raiders, not the Jackets, that would run up the score in this game. Everything started according to the script for the Jackets as they stopped the Blue Raiders on their opening drive and turned an INT into a Tevin Washington TD run to take a 7-0 lead. That would be the last time Georgia Tech would hold the lead.

The game went back and forth until the third quarter when the Blue Raiders scored twice to take a 14 point lead into the fourth quarter. From there it was all Benny Cunningham as he scored two TDs in the final stanza (5 for the game) to give Middle Tennessee a run away win against the Jackets. Cunningham finished  with 217 yards rushing.

 

Biggest Upsets of 2012

#11 Oregon State 10 Wisconsin 7

#10 San Diego State 21 Boise State 19

#9 Louisville 33 Florida 23

#8 Pittsburgh 35 Virginia Tech 17

#7 Toledo 29 Cincinnati 23

#6 NC State 17 FSU 16

#5 Middle Tennessee 48 Georgia Tech 29

About Kevin Causey

dry humorist, craft beer enthusiast, occasionally unbiased SEC fan, UGA alumni, contributor for The Student Section, This Given Sunday and Crossover Chronicles

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