Georgia Tech 6, Tennessee 6
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Carlos Reveiz kicked a 51-yard field goal with four seconds remaining to give 16th-ranked Tennessee a 6-6 tie with Georgia Tech Saturday in college football.
Reveiz’ kick was set up by a 24-yard pass from Daryl Dickey to Eric Swanson and redeemed the junior kicker for missing a 22-yard attempt minutes earlier.
Thomas Palmer kicked a 22-yard field goal for Georgia Tech in the first period and David Bell added a 38-yarder as the fourth period opened to give the Yellow Jackets a 6-0 lead with 13:02 left in the game.
Reveiz hit a 55-yarder for Tennessee with 9:15 remaining as both teams’ defenses repeatedly thwarted opponents’ drives.
Georgia Tech is 4-2-1 overall and 3-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tennessee is 3-1-2 and 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference.
Tech quarterback John Dewberry hit on 12 of 18 passes for 113 yards and fullback Malcolm King led all rushers with 65 yards on 25 carries.
Dickey, a senior subbing for the injured Tony Robinson, completed 16 of 22 passes for 153 yards but was unable to draw Tennessee close to the goal line. Tailback Keith Davis ran for 56 yards for the Vols.
Palmer’s field goal came just 2:11 into the game after Tennessee’s Pete Panuska fumbled the opening kickoff.
Tech began on the Vols’ 15-yard-line but had to settle for three points after Vols linebacker Dale Jones blocked Dewberry’s third-down passing attempt.
Tech’s defenders kept Tennessee out of field goal range for three quarters.
The Yellow Jackets mounted the game’s best drive after Bob Garmon’s 55-yard punt pinned Georgia Tech on its own 5-yard line.
Tech marched to Tennessee’s 20 on Dewberry passes of 15 and 20 yards to split end Gary Lee and King’s running. But the Yellow Jackets had to settle again for a field goal when the Vols defense stiffened.
Mike Snow punted seven times for Tech, averaging 39.3 yards per punt, while Tennessee’s Bob Garmon booted eight punts for a 41.6 yard average.
Georgia Tech amassed 248 yards on offense to Tennessee’s 258 yards.