Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
10-1-14: The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look to keep their perfect season alive next week when they host the Miami Hurricanes at home in Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets are fresh off a big win and their first victory in the ACC this season over the Virginia Tech Hokies last time out. Miami will be the second test from the ACC for the Yellow Jackets this season. Miami is currently 2-2 and 0-1 in the ACC and facing off with the Duke Blue Devils at home this week. Miami will have to stop the 15th best rushing attack in the nation from the Yellow Jackets as Georgia Tech is averaging 292 yards per game on the ground this season. Tech has been able to put up points this season as well as the team is averaging 36.3 points per game in their four victories this season but the defense i going to have to step up if they want to beat the Hurricanes. The Tech defense is allowing 25.5 points per game which ranks as 75th best in the nation. Georgia Tech will also have to try and help from getting too one dimensional as the passing game has only been able to muster 152.5 yards per game and has yet to really get the passing game going this season. The Georgia Tech and Miami Hurricanes game will be played on Saturday, October 4 and can be seen on ESPN 2 at 7:30 pm ET. Get your Yellow Jackets tickets now for the ACC matchup with the Hurricanes in one week.
9-22-14: The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets squeaked out a victory last week at home against George Southern University and this week traveled to Virginia to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies at Lane Stadium. The Yellow Jackets are a perfect 3-0 on the season with their comeback last week and put their perfect record up against the 2-1 Hokies in both team’s first ACC matchup of the season. It wasn’t pretty by any means and neither team dominated but it was a well-played game right down to the final whistle from both squads. In the end the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets improved their record to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in the ACC with a 27-24 victory over Virginia Tech on the road. Virginina Tech outgained and out passed the Tech offense but in typical Georgia Tech fashion the Yellow Jackets owned the ground game on the afternoon. The biggest difference in the game was Virginia Tech’s quarterback Michael Brewer throwing three big interceptions in the game. Georgia Tech was actually losing by the score of 16-10 before Tech’s Paul Davis returned a 41 yard interception for a touchdown to give the Yellow Jackets a lead they would not relinquish. Georgia Tech marched down the field on the final drive of the game and kicker Harrison Butker kicked a 24 yard field goal as time expired to win the game for the Yellow Jackets. Get your Georgia Tech tickets for the Yellow Jackets next game on October 4 when they host ACC rivals in the Miami Hurricanes at home in Bobby Dodd Stadium.
9-16-14: The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hosted the Georgia Southern Eagles this week at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Georgia Tech has had question marks surrounding their defense all season long, especially earl in ball games, and those worries were not put to bed this week as Georgia Southern moved the ball up and down the field all game long seemingly at will. The final score was 42-38 Georgia Tech as the Yellow Jackets improved to 3-0 in a wild rivalry game that came down to a turnover and clutch quarterback play from Georgia Tech. Tech was leading 35-10 at the half and many fans and players thought the game was in the bag before GA Southern came roaring back for four consecutive touchdowns to take a 38-35 lead late in the fourth quarter. GA Southern had the ball and was marching down the field with 4:12 left on the clock before losing a fumble that had to be reviewed to the Yellow Jackets. Tech would then march the ball down the field on 11 plays for 72 yards in 3:49 and QB Justin Thomas threw his fourth touchdown pass of the day to give the Jackets the lead with 0:23 left. Georgia Southern tried to march down the field and the game came down to one final Hail Mary in the end zone before the ball hit the dirt and the Yellow Jackets improved to 3-0. Get your Georgia Tech tickets for next week’s game before they are sold out as the Yellow Jackets travel to Virginia Tech to take on the Hokies in Lane Stadium. This game will be the first ACC Coastal game of the season for both teams and should be a closely contested game.
9-8-14: The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took on the Tulane Green Wave this week on the road at Yulman Stadium. Tech was coming off a balanced attack victory against Wofford where the team passed for 282 yards and ran for 226 yards but had many questioning the team’s defense that allowed 19 points. The defense didn’t do much to stop those questions as Tulane scored twice in the first quarter of this game while Tech got on the board once in the first with a Tim Byerly one yard run for a touchdown. At one point Tulane was leading 21-14 before the Georgia Tech offense took over scoring 24 unanswered points to win the game 38-21. Georgia Tech totally abandoned the throwing game in this contest by only throwing for 15 yards on eight attempts but did run the ball effectively by rushing for 344 yards on 57 attempts and averaging six yards per attempt. Get your Georgia Tech tickets as the Yellow Jackets return home next week to host the Georgia Southern Eagles at 12:00 pm ET on ESPN 3.