It was a tough battle for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as they played against the Ole Miss Rebels last night with a final score of 48-23
. The start of the game didn’t go as planned as a field goal attempt to put points on the board early was blocked. Following the block on the next drive Haynes King was sacked which led to an Ole Miss touchdown within their next possession. The momentum had shifted away from Georgia Tech. Rebels took advantage of the situation and scored within the eight plays for 35 yards making it 10-0.
After stringing together efficient drives and holding Ole Miss out of the redzone, Yellow Jackets found life and were able to put some puts on the board making it 10-3 at the end of the half.
The biggest take away from the first half was the Rebels kept the Yellow Jackets’ offense off the field which prevented them from getting into a rhythm early. As we’ve seen Haynes King can be pretty dynamic when in a rhythm and comfortable in the pocket. Rebels did their best to control the game.
The Yellow Jackets didn’t give up despite the score. They were able to still be efficient throughout the course of the game, scoring late in the third quarter and two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
We’ve seen what this Yellow Jacket team is capable of when things are clicking. Haynes King was 28/41 for pass completions and threw for 307 yards while big time runner Jamal Haynes rushed for 72 yards.
This was a good test for Georgia Tech, because of how this can prepare them down the road for the tougher games. As we know football is about adversity and resilience and getting a feel for this early can benefit a team substantially when other big things come forth.
The Yellow Jackets are back on the road next week to play against Wake Forest at 6:30 p.m..