BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Malcolm King, Georgia Tech's leading rusher, capped a fourth-period comeback with a five-yard run to give the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 victory over Michigan State in the All-American Bowl Tuesday night.
King, with 122 yards in 16 carries, scored with less than two minutes left, a few minutes after David Bell had kicked a 40-yard field goal for Georgia Tech, which was trailing, 14-7, at the time.
Michigan State scored its touchdowns on passes of 6 and 27 yards from Dave Yarema to Mark Ingram.
The nation's leading rusher, Lorenzo White, had his 11th 100-yard game, picking up 158 yards in 33 carries. White had finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in his sophomore season.
Georgia Tech finished 9-2-1 and is 15-8 in bowl games. Michigan State ended at 7-5 and is 2-4 in bowls.
The Yellow Jackets took the field without their top quarterback, John Dewberry, and two first-string receivers who were among four players suspended for missing curfew after the team arrived Friday night.