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ATLANTA -- Beating state rival Georgia Southern wont make Georgia Techs season. Chris Harris Jr. Jersey .Even so, it provided much-needed relief.Justin Thomas was the difference in the matchup of spread-option offenses, running for two touchdowns and passing for another, and Georgia Tech beat Georgia Southern 35-24 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak.Its definitely better than being on the other side, said Yellow Jackets senior center Freddie Burden.Georgia Tech (4-3) enjoyed a dominant opening quarter and put the game away with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Dedrick Mills had a 20-yard scoring run, his second of the game, with less than four minutes remaining.Thomas had a season-high 172 yards passing and 78 rushing. Georgia Tech gained 437 yards with three plays of at least 50 yards.Georgia Southern coach Tyson Summers said this week he thought his defenses familiarity with the option attack would help when preparing for Georgia Tech. But the super-quick Thomas adds a different edge to the Yellow Jackets version of the spread option.Its the speed and the cutting, Summers said. Those are the two things that you cannot simulate.Burden said Thomas is just amazing, he is just one of a kind.Georgia Southern (3-3) has lost three straight -- all on the road. The Eagles rank sixth in the nation in rushing but managed only 167 yards -- more than 100 below their average -- on 50 carries.It was a confidence-building win as the Yellow Jackets look to end a 2-10 two-year skid in Atlantic Coast Conference games, including a 1/3 ACC start this season.A 58-yard scoring run by Thomas and a 65-yard scoring pass from Thomas to Clinton Lynch gave the Yellow Jackets a 14-0 lead. A 50-yard run by Marcus Marshall set up Mills 6-yard touchdown run for a 21-7 lead late in the first quarter.We came out fast like we needed to, to put pressure on them, Thomas said.MEGA BOWFormer Georgia Tech standout receiver Calvin Megatron Johnson was recognized at halftime for his induction into the schools sports hall of fame on Friday night. The six-time Pro Bowl player with the Detroit Lions retired after last season. He played at Georgia Tech from 2004-06 as the schools all-time leader with 2,927 yards receiving and 28 touchdown receptions.Among seven other inductees was former basketball star Jarrett Jack, now with the Atlanta Hawks.UPSHAW UPDATEFavian Upshaw drew the start in Georgia Southerns two-quarterback system. Upshaw completed 8 of 16 passes for 66 yards and had 10 carries for 41 yards. Kevin Ellison took over at quarterback when Upshaw had to leave the game for the second time with an undisclosed injury.Summers did not have an immediate update on Upshaw. Itll be easier for us to kind of tell tomorrow, he said.Ellison completed 10 of 17 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.THE TAKEAWAYGEORGIA SOUTHERN: The Eagles strengths didnt match up well against Georgia Tech. Georgia Southern leads the Sun Belt in total defense but couldnt stop Georgia Tech. L.A. Ramsbys 1-yard scoring run in the first quarter gave the Eagles their only touchdown until Ellisons 3-yard scoring pass to B.J. Johnson III with 1:03 remaining. Younghoe Koo kicked a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter.GEORGIA TECH: The Yellow Jackets had the strong showing on both sides of the ball they needed to regain momentum after last weeks last-second loss at Pittsburgh. Thomas showed strong leadership as he didnt turn the ball over. 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RICHMOND, Va. -- Jamie McMurray knows the kind of pressure NASCAR drivers are under at Richmond International Raceway in the cutoff race to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.He has experienced it from all sides.McMurray, who will make his 500th career Sprint Cup Series start Saturday night in the Federated Auto Parts 400, is on the brink of qualifying for the Chase for the second year in a row.He and fellow Chevrolet driver Ryan Newman are battling for the 16th and final entry into the 2016 Chase, assuming theres not a new winner, with McMurray holding a relatively comfortable 22-point advantage.Coming out of Sunday nights Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, the gap was just seven points, but Newman was penalized 15 points by NASCAR on Wednesday because his car failed the postrace laser inspection.Thanks to the penalty, McMurray can breathe a little easier. But he knows he cant afford to cruise and collect.Im not going to do anything different, he said between practice sessions Friday at RIR. Im just going to race the way we have all year long. I feel like my style of racing is somewhat conservative anyway to get the best finish out of it you can. Thats whats put us in this position.Weve got a really good car, and thats going to make it easier, he added. The car is better than normal in practice, and this has been a pretty good track for me. We could have a first-time winner, but I dont expect me to outrun [Newman] by 20 positions or vice versa.We just need a normal race, maybe try to give some guys a little extra room and have a solid night.McMurrays position on the bubble is not as comfortable as it was a year ago, when he clinched a Chase berth by simply taking the start at Richmond.But hes happy to be on the positive side of the points ledger, where he can afford to be defensive rather than forced into uncharacteristic aggression.And after losing what looked like a certain Chase berth back in 2005 when his car dropped a valve spring with 30 laps to go, McMurray also knows that the drama about who makes it into the NASCAR playoffs and who misses out wont be determined until the checkered flag flies.Until youre locked in, it doesnt matter, he said. In 2005, I was in, and then I wasnt because the motor stopped running. So Im not going to race any differently until its over.Making the Chase is a goal you set out every year, he added. Everybody wants to win a race, you want to win a pole and you want to be in the Chase. Last year I didnt really get what a big deal it is, but now I really want to be a part of it again.Among winless drivers, Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon are in slightly better shape pointswise than McMurray. Elliot can lock in by finishing 17th, while an eighth-place run for Dillon would do the job regardless of all other scenarios. Cheap Broncos Jerseys Authentic. Dillon and Cup Series rookie Elliott are looking to make the Chase for the first time.Weve done a good job putting ourselves in position, said Dillon, who is Newmans teammate at Richard Childress Racing. I wish we were locked in by now, but I feel like we have a car capable of running pretty well here and were going about it like a regular race weekend. If we have a good strong finish, [the Chase] will take care of itself.I think Ive been nervous for the last two or three weeks now, he continued. Being in the Chase is a big deal. Its one of our main goals. Hopefully we can pull out a strong result Saturday night and maybe even contend for a win.Although the main focus is on the fight for 16th in the points, the subplot is Chris Bueschers battle to remain Chase eligible by staying in the top 30.Buescher took a fog-aided victory at Pocono Raceway in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford and is 11 points ahead of David Ragan on the Chases other cutoff line.I think we pretty much know what we have to do, Buescher said. Were going to control what we can control and do our best to have a clean race and stay out of trouble. This is not one of my better tracks, but we made progress in practice and are definitely better than we were here in the spring.Theres a lot of anticipation leading into this weekend, but Im pretty confident were in a good spot right now.For Newman, Kasey Kahne and the rest of the field, even though they can still sneak in on points, winning Saturday nights race is really their only realistic shot. Kahne finished a season-high fourth in the spring race at Richmond, but repeating that result wont be enough for him to crack the top 16 without a lot of help from the likes of McMurray and Buescher.Newman was already unhappy that he lost several places in the pits Sunday night at Darlington [he finished eighth but thought he could have been third], and the subsequent 15-point penalty made his task even tougher.He believes the speed he showed at Darlington should translate to the smaller Richmond oval.It gives us hope going into Richmond, Newman stated. We go there like we always do, to win. Ive been in this situation before. Well go and do everything we can to win and make the transfer.Even drivers who have already qualified for the Chase admitted they are following the intrigue over the cutoff for 16th with interest.For some guys, this is their whole season, said Carl Edwards of Joe Gibbs Racing. This is everything theyve worked for, so Ill definitely be conscious of that. You dont want to mess up anybodys season.By the end of the race, it will be kind of fun to watch that. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '