Georgia Tech worked out a few of their devils on Friday evening when they took on the Louisville Cardinals. After having comprehensive battles when it came to ACC play as well as playing on the roadway, the Jackets discovered a means to get the job done on Friday night against the Louisville Cardinals. It snapped a seven-game roadway shedding streak for the Jackets. Most notably, however, the win places the Jackets back at.500 on the period as well as offers their as soon as “doomed” period by lots of fans, a breath of fresh air.
The Yellow Jackets crime put together a 2nd straight game-like efficiency as they rushed for over 500-yards and also put up 59-points, racking up on all 9 of their drives omitting their final drive that contained the final play of the game. The remaining seven points for the Yellow Jackets in their 66-31 win on Friday came off a Juanyeh Thomas 95-yard pick-six in the final minutes of the game. It was the very first time since 2015 that the Yellow Jackets racked up 60 or even more factors in back-to-back games.
The Jackets violation versus the Cardinals picked up where they ended versus Bowling Green, scoring 31 very first half-points consisting of 21-points in the very first quarter. For the Jackets, there was no requirement to go the passing game on Friday, trying simply 2 passes, which is a reduced quantity also for Tech standards. Instead, the Jackets ran the ball 65 times throughout the night and also balanced 8.3 yards per rush.
Louisville just had no solutions for TaQuon Marshall, Jordan Mason, Qua Searcy, Clinton Lynch, or anyone that the Jackets produced there offensively. 5 various Yellow Jackets (not counting Thomas) had goals offensively for the Jackets with 3 players having a set of goals (TaQuon Marshall, Tobias Oliver, Qua Searcy).
TaQuon Marshall finally appeared like his old self against the Cardinals rushing for 175-yards on 23-carries to support his two ratings. Tobias Oliver who can be found in during the fourth quarter for Marshall once again looked outstanding, as he required just 8 reaches break the 100-yard mark. B-backs Jordan Mason and also Jerry Howard were able to co-exist well, integrating for 136-yards and also 2 touchdowns on 21-carries.
Walk-on kicker Wesley Wells even entered several of the action versus the Cardinals, toenailing his very first career field goal while additionally going 9-for-9 in added points. Wells made the starting kicking job entering into the week yet has actually now absolutely locked the work down after his performance Friday.
Defensively, it wasn’t constantly quite for the Jackets yet they got the job done. It was an additional rough day for the second as the Jackets permitted 370 passing yards on the evening as well as three passing goals. Louisville wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick had a 41-yard touchdown throughout the 4th quarter after Ajani Kerr missed a tackle without any security help behind him. While it eventually really did not transform the training course of the game, it is plays like those that the Jackets will certainly require to take care of going forward.
The Jackets rush defense had another high quality performance enabling 113-yards on the night, though the five backyards per lug is a number that they definitely can and also ought to enhance as the season goes on. Generally, while 483-total lawns allowed is much less than desirable, it was still a strong sufficient efficiency for the Jackets to pick up the much-needed victory to return to.500. The defense is still an operate in development however it will require to take care of some obvious concerns in time for next week’s match versus a tough and knowledgeable Duke group.
The biggest noteworthy for the Jackets adhering to the 66-31 triumph was the Jackets playing an instead clean video game from start to finish. The Jackets really did not have any turn overs on the evening and just had three total charges for 45-yards. The Jackets throughout the period so far were known for shooting themselves in the foot and also had they done so against the Cardinals, possibilities are the game would certainly’ve been much closer however props to the Jackets for limiting those foolish errors and also dealing with their fumbling as well as self-control concerns for Friday night’s video game. Now, we’ll get to see if they can keep it up going forward.
The Yellow Jackets will now have an extra day to get ready for the Fight it out Blue Devils that pertain to Bobby Dodd Arena following weekend. Blue Devils did have a bye week this weekend nevertheless yet they are coming off a demoralizing loss to Virginia Tech and also losing their top 25 ranking place. First is established for 12:00 pm next Saturday.