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Georgia Tech Upsets Stanford in College Football's Inaugural Seattle Bowl - 2001-12-28


Georgia Tech has upset 11th-ranked Stanford 24-14 in college football's inaugural Seattle Bowl at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.

The Yellow Jackets used a suffocating defense and efficient offense Thursday, as quarterback George Godsey engineered scoring drives of 97 and 81 yards in the first half and wide receiver Kelly Campbell scored two touchdowns. The victory helped erase the disappointment of a regular season which saw Georgia Tech go from ACC favorites to also-rans.

Georgia Tech would not allow its unsettled coaching situation or the suspension of leading rusher Joe Burns to serve as distractions. Mac McWhorter was coaching the team in place of George O'Leary, who left December 9 to become the head coach at Notre Dame. O'Leary's move to Notre Dame did not work out when he was asked to resign five days later because of inaccuracies in his resume.

Georgia Tech ends the season with a record of eight wins and five losses, while Stanford falls to 9-3. Georgia Tech also beat the Cardinal in their only other post-season meeting, an 18-17 win at the 1991 Aloha Bowl.

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