STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Josh Nesbitt threw for a career-high 266 yards and No. 25 Georgia Tech converted three Mississippi State turnovers into touchdowns for a 42-31 win Saturday night.
Nesbitt, who rushed 32 times the week before, took to the air against the Bulldogs (2-3), connecting with Demaryius Thomas eight times for 174 yards and a 23-yard touchdown in an exciting game that featured a little bit of everything.
The Yellow Jackets (4-1) and Bulldogs (2-3) both scored on reverses and converted a combined six fourth downs, including a fake field goal by Mississippi State. The Bulldogs' Leon Berry had an 89-yard kickoff return a score and Tech's Jerrard Tarrant returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown.
Anthony Dixon rushed for 106 yards, but gave up the fumble to Tarrant and another at the goal line after going 329 carries since 2007 without losing the ball.
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