Georgia Tech came into the game confident after their high-scoring antics against Alcorn St. last week. A bit of a chill was in the air as the Yellow Jackets hosted Tulane, but by game time the clouds had subsided and the presence of the sun turned it into the perfect afternoon for football.
Tech’s confidence carried over from last week as they scored on their first drive and did so in 6 plays. Qua Searcy had a 13-yd rushing touchdown.
Georgia Tech’s spread option has proven difficult to defend in the past and with their weapons this year they were able to frustrate Tulane with their fluidity and quickness. Patrick Skov, Justin Thomas, and Qua Searcy all had rushing touchdowns in the 1st Half. Tulane was able to penetrate once when QB Tanner Lee found Devon Breaux for a 44-yd touchdown to make the game 28-7 by halftime.
The 3rd Quarter saw a monster rushing touchdown run by Clinton Lynch and a defensive touchdown when they forced a Safety out of Tulane to make the score 37-7.
Micheal Summers nabbed a 30-yd reception for a touchdown late in the 3rd Quarter. That pass was the last hurrah for QB Justin Thomas and Coach Johnson pulled him for the game (most likely avoid injury). Backup redshirt Freshman Matthew Jordan commanded the offense from there and didn’t miss a beat from Thomas’ proficiency at the helm.
On his second offensive drive Jordan found WR TaQuon Marshall in the end-zone for a 35-yd touchdown. All the 2nd stringers were getting time today as the score was a brutal 51-7 at the beginning of the 4th Quarter.
The highlight of the 4th Quarter was a 65-yd rushing touchdown by Matthew Jordan that put the game heavily out of reach, 65-10.
To sum up Georgia Tech so far this season: Speed, Option, 19 TD’s, and 134 points. Did I mention those stats account for the first 2 games played? The real test will come next week as the Yellow Jackets, understandably overflowing with confidence, will travel to South Bend with their Spread Option to try and upset Notre Dame.
Photo: Hakim Wright