Yellow Jackets handle Bowling Green in inaugural meeting

ATLANTA— Playing an Ohio school for the first time in 126 seasons, Georgia Tech returned home at Bobby-Dodd Stadium Saturday afternoon looking to right the ship and fix a three game skid.

The Yellow Jackets struggled mightily against the Clemson Tigers a week ago falling 49-21, with 14 of those points falling in garbage time.

However, Coach Paul Johnson can breath a sigh of relief for one more week as Georgia Tech stung Bowling Green 63-17 for their second win of the season.

The Falcons first drive of the game put the Rambling Wreck on their heels as QB Jarret Doege went 7-of-8 for 52 yards, but was stalled at the Georgia Tech 19-yard line where Bowling Green was forced to kick a field goal for the early lead.

Georgia Tech answered back immediately on their own first drive opening up the playbook for a quick 33-yard shot from QB TaQuon Marshall to Jalen Camp on first down. They returned to the spread option and punched it in six plays later on a 9-yard run up the gut by r-Fr. Jordan Mason.

The Yellow Jackets once again found the end zone to end the first quarter with a Marshall 1-yard keeper and a 14-3 lead. Marshall finished the first half 4-of-5 for 121 yards through the air and two rushing touchdowns.

Bowling Green pushed to keep the game within reach early in the second when Doege found Senior WR Deric Phouthavong for a 30-yard catch and score. But it would be no match for the Yellow Jackets as Georgia Tech took a 28-10 lead into halftime.

The success of Georgia Tech scoring a touchdown on every possession was a first for the Yellow Jackets under Paul Johnson.

That would not be the only milestone reached in the half. RB Clinton Lynch is the first player in Georgia Tech history to rush and catch for 1,000 yards in a career.

The Yellow Jackets squandered a great opportunity to start the second half after a holding penalty negated a Juanyeh Thomas kickoff return for a touchdown. Instead, Georgia Tech drove 93-yards down the field and scored on a Jordan Mason 33-yard run ramping the lead to 35-10. The game then became garbage on way to a necessary win for Georgia Tech.

Looking Ahead

The Rambling Wreck now travel to Louisville next Friday in a conference matchup with a Cardinals team equally looking for an identity. ESPN will broadcast the game which will kickoff at 7 p.m.


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