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Georgia Tech hopes to have Smith vs No. 3 Georgia

6:34 PM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Paul Johnson says he's expecting leading rusher Orwin Smith to be ready for Georgia Tech's game at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday.

Smith left last week's 42-24 win over Duke with a sprained right ankle. He did not practice on Tuesday.

Smith, a senior, leads the Yellow Jackets with 673 yards rushing. It's a modest total to lead the nation's third-best rushing attack, especially given Smith's gaudy average of 9 yards per carry.

Johnson hasn't had to rely on any one running back. Georgia Tech (6-5) boasts impressive depth as nine players - seven running backs and two quarterbacks - have more than 100 yards rushing.

Georgia Tech claimed a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game on Monday when Miami self-imposed a postseason ban.

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