Oct. 4, 1997
Georgia Tech is too much for Boston College
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Joe Hamilton ran for a touchdown and threw for another and Charles Wiley rushed for two scores as Georgia Tech routed Boston College, 42-14.
Hamilton rushed five times for 89 yards and put Georgia Tech (3-1) ahead for good, 14-7, with a 61-yard toucdown run just 2:46 into the second quarter. Hamilton was 9-of-14 for 105 yards as the Yellow Jackets defeated Boston College (2-3) for the fourth time in as many all-time meetings.
Defensive tackle Derrick Shepard's 68-yard interception return set up Wiley four-yard run that gave Georgia Tech a 21-7 advantage with 4:06 left in the first half. Wiley, who carried 19 times for 68 yards, increased the lead to 28-7 with a 23-yard run with 20 seconds left in the first half.
Quinton Lee posted his second straight 100-yard rushing game, carrying 13 times for 11 yards. On the first play from scrimmage, Lee raced 76 yards to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead just 52 seconds into the game. It was the longest touchdown run allowed by Georgia Tech since Auburn's Bo Jackson also had a 76-yard run against the Yellow Jackets on October 17th, 1985.