Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
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.