Dec. 27, 2001
Seattle, WA - Georgia Tech's George Godsey passed for one touchdown, and Kelly Campbell scored twice as Georgia Tech surprised No. 11 Stanford 24-14 Thursday in the first Seattle Bowl.
Campbell's second touchdown was a 3-yard run with 1:29 left, sealing the victory for Georgia Tech (8-5) before a crowd of 30,144 at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners. That capped a 13-play, 63-yard drive.
Georgia Tech, which lost its final two regular-season games to Georgia and Florida State, could learn who its new coach is when the team returns to Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets were negotiating this week with Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.
Georgia Tech's defense set the tone on the game's first drive, stopping Stanford three times at the 1-yard line. Brian Allen was stopped on two runs from the 1, and linebacker Daryl Smith dropped Kerry Carter for a 2-yard loss on fourth down.
On the opening drive of the game, Georgia Tech stops Stanford on fourth and goal.|
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That helped the Yellow Jackets take a 17-3 halftime lead.
They went up 7-0 thanks to a 97-yard drive - their longest of the season - on 16 plays, capped by Will Glover's 5-yard run.
Stanford drove from its 20 to Georgia Tech's 18 before settling for Mike Biselli's 35-yard field goal at the start of the second quarter, before Godsey teamed with Campbell for a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Yellow Jackets.
Sean Gregory's 54-yard run set up a 20-yard field goal by Luke Manget with two seconds left in the first half. Gregory's run was the longest from scrimmage for Georgia Tech this season.
Stanford blew a chance for a touchdown in the third quarter. The Cardinal had second down on Georgia Tech's 2, but had to settle for a 26-yard field goal by Biselli.
The Seattle Bowl moved from Hawaii, where it was called the Oahu Bowl. Organizers hope to play the 2002 Seattle Bowl in the Seattle Seahawks' new outdoor stadium, opening next season.
By JIM COUR
AP Sports Writer