The Flats- Georgia Tech returned home after suffering a close, tough loss to Miami. Then, the Yellow Jackets went head-to-head against ACC foe, Boston College. The Yellow Jackets are kicking themselves after blowing a 21-7 lead early to fall to the Eagles 41-30.
The Eagles connected early with a 48-yard strike through the air to take an early first-quarter lead. However, the Yellow Jackets responded immediately. Jahmyr Gibbs took a 98-yard kick return to the house to quickly tie the ball game.
After the long kickoff return, the Yellow Jackets offense started rolling and ripped back-to-back scores in back-to-back drives.
Then, the Eagles’ offense ripped off three straight scores in three consecutive drives. Eagles’ quarterback, Phil Jurkovec, easily had his best game of the season. Jurkovec finished the day 13 of 20 for 310 yards passing, two passing touchdowns, and three rushing touchdowns.
For the Yellow Jackets, Jahmyr Gibbs finished the day with 223 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns.
The Yellow Jackets’ defense provided no help to their offense after the first quarter. Early on, the defense was flying all over the field and getting those third-down stops. However, they finished the day allowing the Eagles to convert 4 of 8 on third downs and gave up a total of 505 yards on the day. Also, the Eagles averaged 23.8 yards per completion.
Georgia Tech’s safety Tariq Carpenter expressed his feelings after the game.
“I can’t get these games back. It definitely hurts. But everything has a reason to it. Hopefully, the young guys learn. I’m Tech for life. Tech is in me. It just hurts that we’re not winning because we work so hard. We go out there every single Saturday, put everything on the line. Guys out there are battling. One arm out there, just doing everything possible just to win. And if you do all that and you still come up short, it’s kind of hard to come in every day to get out there and work.”
The Yellow Jackets fall to 3-7 on the season and 2-6 in the ACC. Their next two games will be easily the toughest on their schedule. Next week they will go to South Bend to take on a top-ten ranked Notre Dame team who is looking to make a push for the College Football Playoffs. Then the following week, they will welcome in-state rivals and the number 1 ranked team in the country, Georgia Bulldogs, to the Flats.
Boston College moves to 6-4 overall and 2-4 in the ACC. The Eagles are now bowl-eligible for just the second straight season under head coach Jeff Hafley. They will look to improve their record as they have Florida State and 12th ranked Wake Forest both at home for the next two weekends.