By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On December 31, 2016 at 4:43 pm EST
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won the TaxSlayer Bowl. They defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 33-18 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla on Saturday morning.
The Yellow Jackets ended their season at 9-4. The Wildcats fell to 7-6.
This was their first meeting since Sept. 17, 1960 when Georgia Tech won 23-13. Georgia Tech is 12-7-1 all-time against Kentucky.
This is the Yellow Jackets third straight bowl win.
Georgia Tech had 477 yards. Yellow Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas had a 105 passing yards and 42 rushing yards.
He accounted for a touchdown, as he scored on a 21-yard rushing touchdown. Dedrick Mills had a 169 rushing yards and scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown.
Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson was sacked by Patrick Gamble for a 10-yard loss. Johnson fumbled on the play and P.J. Davis recovered the ball and returned it for a 38-yard pick-six.
Yellow Jackets kicker Harrison Butker also made four field goals.
Kentucky had 501 yards. Johnson had a 175 passing yards and 49 rushing yards.
Johnson accounted for two touchdowns. He threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Dorian Baker. He also scored on a 21-yard rushing touchdown.
After Johnson’s rushing touchdown, Kentucky converted a two-point conversion. Wildcats kicker Austin McGinnis also made a 37-yard field goal.
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