Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back Chris Milton (6) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Elon Phoenix in the third quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated Elon 70-0. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
ATLANTA (AP) -- Vad Lee threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more in Georgia Tech's 70-0 rout of Elon in their season opener on Saturday.
Four different Georgia Tech players ran for touchdowns in the first quarter Saturday, and the Yellow Jackets added a school-record 173 interception return yards.
PHOTOS | Georgia Tech dominates Elon in season opener 70-0
Georgia Tech achieved the largest margin of victory by an ACC school, surpassing Florida State's 69-0 win over Western Carolina in 2008.
The template for this first-ever meeting between FBS Georgia Tech and FCS Elon was in place quickly. Georgia Tech's first two scores were set up when the Phoenix lost a fumble on the game's second play from scrimmage, and minutes later the Yellow Jackets blocked Elon's first punt.
The Yellow Jackets led 42-0 at halftime after reserve linebacker Tyler Marcordes returned an interception 95 yards for a score.