(We are not a part of Georgia Tech, but we do show support for everything Atlanta. Just wanted to put that out there 🙂 )
We wanted to give you a recap of the football game we attended on Saturday. If you’re a resident here you need to know that Tech Town is just around the corner! 🙂 If you didn’t make it last week they’re playing the BYU Cougars this week for homecoming.
This past Saturday the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took on the Boston College Eagles here in Atlanta at Bobby Dodd Stadium . It was halfway into the 2nd quarter before the Jackets found themselves up 14-0. It was a dominant performance by Georgia Tech as they racked up 28 plays for 224 yards in the 1st quarter alone. Winding down under the 10 minute mark Boston College got onto the board with a 25 yard field goal from Nate Freese to make the game 14-3 in favor of GT.
But it wasn’t long before the Jackets scored twice more with a pair of touchdowns coming from Quarterback Vad Lee and Wide Receiver Anthony Autry (thrown from Vad Lee). With a 28-3 halftime score with 2 minutes left in the 2nd quarter it seemed as if the Jackets could relax going into the 2nd half. The combination of Tevin Washington and Vad Lee at Quarterback seemed quite effective against Boston College. Their efforts were mostly seen on the ground as Washington racked up 63 yards and 2 touchdowns while Lee gained 62 yards and a touchdown of his own. On the passing end the 2 combined for 6 completions on 15 attempts for 172 yards.
In the 2nd half Boston College showed signs of strength as Chase Rettig threw 2 back to back touchdowns to Alex Amidon and Chris Pantale to make the score 31-17 and completed a 2 pt. conversion. But after a late Georgia Tech interception David Sims ran in a 7 yard touchdown to make the game 37-17 with 4 minutes left to play with a failed PAT (Point After Attempt) by Justin Moore.
The Eagles (1-6, 0-3) lost their fifth straight game this season and the fact they went 1 for 9 on 3rd down conversions doesn’t help them either. Chase Rettig finished the game with 264 yards passing with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Andre Williams rushed for 51 yards and 21 yards receiving. The big playmaker of the game was Wide Receiver Alex Amidon with his 118 yard receiving day (with a long of 40) and his touchdown contribution.
Georgia Tech (3-4, 1-1) out-gained Boston College 391 to 32 on the ground and ran nearly twice as many offensive plays. The Jackets out-possessed the Eagles 43 minutes to 16 and broke their previous record for amount of plays ran in a season. With this victory Georgia Tech improved to 6-2 all-time against Boston College and avoided their first 3 game home losing streak since 1994.
There’s nothing like attending a college football game but especially at Georgia Tech. With a picturesque setting and notable southern hospitality, a football outing in Tech Country is a must whether you live here or come to visit. The “GT” logos on the field were painted pink to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Marching Band performed songs such as “Everything” by Pitbull & Ne-yo and “Beat it” by Michael Jackson. After halftime the band even joined fans in the stands (they literally ran 3 flights) to show their support for their Yellow Jackets. The fall colors, beautiful scenery, and the Atlanta skyline serve as the perfect backdrop for a football game.
We highly suggest you experience Yellow Jacket football for yourself! And make sure you support them this week for homecoming as they take on the Brigham-Young University Cougars!