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No. 11 Georgia Tech downs Vanderbilt 56-31

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and threw for two scores, Jonathan Dwyer ran for a career-high 186 yards rushing with three TDs, and No. 11 Georgia Tech rallied to beat Vanderbilt 56-31 Saturday night.

The Yellow Jackets (8-1) improved on their best start since winning a national title in 1990 by winning their sixth straight for their longest winning streak since 2000. They also won a fourth road game this season, which they hadn't done since 2000.

Vanderbilt (2-7) lost both its fifth straight and any faint hopes of the first back-to-back bowl berth in school history. The Commodores made it exciting, leading 31-28 late in the third quarter.

Dwyer helped the Yellow Jackets pull away. He scored his second and third TDs on a pair of 3-yard runs 40 seconds apart at the end of the third quarter to put Georgia Tech up 42-31.

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