ATLANTA (AP) -- Tevin Washington ran for three touchdowns and threw a 70-yard scoring pass to Zach Laskey on Georgia Tech's first snap, setting up an early barrage of big plays as the Yellow Jackets beat Virginia 56-20 on Saturday. Washington's backup at quarterback, Vad Lee, added to the rout with two touchdown runs. Georgia Tech's spread-option offense overwhelmed the Cavaliers with three gains of 60 yards or longer on its first four plays. After Washington's long scoring pass to Laskey, Orwin Smith had a 77-yard touchdown run on the second play of Georgia Tech's next possession. Washington started the third possession with a 60-yard rush to set up his 1-yard touchdown run. Georgia Tech (2-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) kept up the high-scoring pace with 1-yard scoring runs by Washington and Lee in the second quarter for a 35-7 halftime lead. Virginia (2-1, 0-1) was held to 98 yards rushing. One year ago, the Cavaliers ran for 274 yards and held the ball 30 minutes in a 24-21 win over the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech scored 50 or more points in an ACC game for the first time since beating Wake Forest 52-20 on Oct. 14, 2000. The 56 points were the third-highest total for the Yellow Jackets in an ACC game. Smith had six carries for 137 yards. Laskey's long touchdown came on his first career catch. He ran for 43 yards and did not return after suffering a shoulder injury in the first half. Virginia's first touchdown came on Michael Rocco's 19-yard pass to tight end Jake McGee in the first quarter. Rocco completed 15 of 25 passes for 143 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Phillip Sims replaced Rocco in the fourth quarter and threw two scoring passes -- a 22-yard touchdown pass to E.J. Scott and a 1-yarder to Zachary Swanson on the final play of the game. Sims completed 6 of 8 passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns. Another bright spot for Virginia was sophomore tailback Khalek Shepherd, who had a 72-yard kickoff return, a 22-yard catch and four carries for 33 yards. Washington's third touchdown run, a 12-yarder, pushed Georgia Tech's lead to 42-7 in the third quarter. Washington sat out the remainder of the game. With Lee at quarterback, Matt Connors had a 32-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter. The 49-7 lead gave the Yellow Jackets their most points in the series with Virginia. Lee added a 41-yard touchdown run with 5:56 remaining. Washington completed 6 of 8 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. He had 11 carries for 93 yards and matched his career high with the three scoring runs. Perry Jones, who had 149 yards rushing against Georgia Tech last year, had five carries for 15 yards.
President-elect Donald Trump plans to attend Saturday's Army-Navy game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.
Soon to be Commander-In-Chief of all branches of the military, Trump will split his time between the two sidelines, as is customary.
Just in: Trump to attend Army-Navy game this Saturday and plans to sit half on Army side, half on Navy, per transition official.— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) December 6, 2016
Past presidents have attended the longstanding rivalry game, including President Barack Obama in 2011.
According to ESPN, Navy has beaten Army the last three times presidents have been in the audience. Then again, Navy has won the last 14 consecutive contests anyway.
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On Saturday, Dec. 10, Army and Navy take the field at M&T Bank Stadium in the 117th annual Army-Navy Game, the most prestigious rivalry in college football.
Unlike most other rivalries, which are built on hatred and blind fandom, the Army-Navy Game is one built on competition, sportsmanship and respect.
On Monday afternoon, the Army football program unveiled the World War II-inspired uniforms the Black Knights will wear on Saturday afternoon.
On Tuesday, Navy unveiled its uniforms, and before the game even begins, we have to give the slight edge to Navy in the uniform department.
The Midshipman have won 14 consecutive games against their rivals and hold a 60-49-7 lead in all-time meetings.
The 2016 Army-Navy Game kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3:00 PM ET on CBS.