Georgia Tech Swarm
BLACKSBURG, VA - Georgia Tech rallied from a 16-10 deficit in the 4th quarter to defeat ACC Coastal Division rival Virginia Tech 27-24. Harrison Butker clinched the victory with a 24-yard field goal with two seconds remaining in regulation.
Quayshawn Nealy #54 LB and the Georgia Tech defense swarm over Virginia Tech
Both teams started slow in the first half with Virginia Tech scoring the game’s first touchdown in the 2nd quarter to take a 13-3 lead. After Georgia Tech’s next drive stalled and resulted in a punt, defensive back Corey Griffin picked off the Hokies' quarterback Michael Brewer to give the offense another shot. Georgia Tech’s subsequent drive resulted in a 70-yard touchdown drive to narrow the score to 13-10. The touchdown drive was highlighted by Justin Thomas’ 18-yard and 19-yard strikes to DeAndre Smelter and Deon Hill respectively. Before the end of the first half, Virginia Tech drove down the field for a 36-yard field goal to close the half at 16-10 in favor of the Hokies.
Georgia Tech’s first possession in the second half ended quickly with a costly fumble at their own own 10-yard line. However the defense stood fast backed up against their own end zone and forced Virginia Tech into a field goal attempt. Chris Milton, who last year earned a reputation as a field goal blocking specialist, came up with another tremendous field goal block off the edge to prevent Virginia Tech from extending their lead to two scores... click here to read the rest and comment
Head Coach Paul Johnson
Justin Thomas, Adam Gotsis, and Harrison Butker
DeAndre Smelter, PJ Davis, and Chris Milton
Zach Laskey, and DJ White
Photos from Georgia Tech's 42-38 victory over Georgia Southern.
Darren Waller #88 WR stretches to make a 26 yard reception on 3rd and long
ATLANTA, GA - It was a tale of two halves once again. For the third straight game Georgia Tech (3-0) showed flashes of brilliance along with head-scratching inconsistency. During Saturday's showdown with in-state foe Georgia Southern the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets prevailed, this time using every ounce of a dominant first half to stave off a furious Georgia Southern Eagles rally in the second.
Justin Thomas #5 QB celebrates after game-winning touchdown drive
Georgia Tech led at the halftime break 35-10, a half highlighted by 5 touchdown drives in the team's first 5 possessions. The defense matched the offense's dominance by limiting the Eagles to 10 first half points and 130 total yards.
The second half was largely a juxtaposition of the first... click here to read the rest and comment
Head Coach Paul Johnson
Justin Thomas and Deon Hill
Quayshawn Nealy and KeShun Freeman
Jamal Golden and Darren Waller
NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-0) are now two games into the season, and it appeared to be deja vu as they faced off against Tulane today. Against both Wofford and Tulane it's been a tale of two halves in which the Yellow Jackets allowed their opponent to stay in the game longer than they would like.
Footage courtesy of The ACC Digital Network
"It was another crazy start. It was frustrating and disappointing to start like that," said coach Paul Johnson. "The first game may be nerves. There's no excuse for that the second game and we've got to grow up."
Coming off his first career start where he exceeded 300 yards of total offense, quarterback Justin Thomas struggled early in game two. He fumbled the ball on the first offensive snap of the game and finished 3 for 8 passing. When asked what he took away from the game Thomas said, "I want put this game behind me and move forward." Despite the early miscue and disappointment in his performance Thomas ultimately led Georgia Tech to 24 first half points to go along with 10 rushes for 77 yards for the game.
The second half again proved to be fruitful for the Jackets... click here to read the rest and comment
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