BYU extended their lead 24-13 in the second quarter.
Georgia Tech was the first to score. After three incomplete passes, the Yellow Jackets attempted and made a field goal from the 37-yard line.
On BYU's next drive, Taysom Hill had two complete passes for a combined 42 yards. After two back-to-back penalties, kicker Justin Sorensen nailed a 23-yard field goal to extend its lead to 17-10.
Georgia Tech had three penalties for a total loss of 21 yards as well as two incomplete passes that led them to punt.
In their last scoring drive of the quarter, Hill had three more complete passes for a total 46 yards. Open for the touchdown, he ran the ball in to give the Cougars a lead of 24-10.
Kyle Van Noy had another big sack for a loss of five yards. After three more incomplete passes, the Yellow Jackets attempted a field goal from the 44 yard line for another three points.
Sorensen attempted a 52-yard field goal on the last play of the half that was just wide right.