Georgia Tech hosts its first Friday night home game in 62 years, and they didn’t disappoint. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets roll over the Louisville Cardinals 46-27.
The Yellow Jackets played mistake-free football on the offensive side of the ball. The Yellow Jackets’ offense racked up over 450 yards of total yards, no turnovers, and converted fifty percent of their third downs. Freshman sensations Jahmyr Gibbs and Jeff Sims lead the charge on offense. Gibbs had thirteen carries for 61 yards, two receptions for sixty yards, a rushing touchdown, and a receiving touchdown. Sims went 11 of 21 or 249 yards passing, seven carries for 64 yards rushing, two passing touchdowns, and another on the ground.
Junior wide receiver Malachi Carter also played a significant role in the offense as well. Carter finished with three receptions, a career-high 89 receiving yards, and a touchdown.
After converting a fake punt of fourth down during their first drive, the Yellow Jackets offense got off to a hot start but stalled. They picked it up, going into halftime, and started the second half with twelve unanswered points. Unlike the previous two games, the Yellow Jackets played a complete game and closed the Cardinals out in the fourth quarter. The Yellow Jackets offense finished the game by scoring twenty points in the fourth quarter and put 46 total points, which was a season-high for the team.
The defense of the Yellow Jackets showed up big for the team as well. The defense forced four fumbles and recovered three of them. Despite giving up 471 total yards of offense, they only gave six second-half points. In addition to the defense three takeaways, they also finished the game with three sacks and eight tackles for loss.
The Yellow Jackets’ head coach Geoff Collins was extremely proud of his team’s effort. Here are his thoughts after the game:
“We harped on that the last two weeks and, just really proud of the guys taking those lessons to heart, offensively protecting the ball and then you really saw tonight the defense really going after the ball to create turnovers and cause fumbles. So, I am just really proud of them. It was a complete team win, offense, defense, special teams.”
The Yellow Jackets will have to play an even better game against Clemson, the number 1 ranked team in the country, coming to see them on Oct.17.