It’s been a tough two weeks for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Last week’s loss to Clemson and then today’s loss to Miami, both at home and on a big stage (televised on ESPN).

Mark Richt leads his Hurricanes to a 4-0 record for the first time since 2013. It hasn’t been easy for him by any means but in cases like today, it’s better to be lucky than good.

The difference in this game was the second quarter. Two defensive fumble recoveries were returned for touchdowns just 46 seconds apart from each other. That 14 points within that minute was the difference in the game. If you take those away the game would be 21-21 and heading into overtime.

Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas had a decent outing throwing 11 of 19 for 19-yards, with a touchdown and interception. Running Back Dedrick Mills was just a yard shy of 100-yards rushing for the day on 19 attempts. But he was the sole provider of all three touchdowns today for the Yellow Jackets (2 rushing, 1 receiving).

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Georgia Tech Running Back Dedrick Mills on one of his 19 rushing attempts today against the Miami Hurricanes at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta (Hakim Wright/TPR).

The Yellow Jackets accumulated 361 total yards compared to the Hurricanes’ 355, and they went 50% on 4th Down and dominated in Time of Possession. The big difference between the two squads was turnovers. Miami went mistake free while Tech fumbled twice and threw an interception for a total of three turnovers.

The Yellow Jackets defense struggled a bit today ending the game without a sack, but linebacker P.J. Davis led the team with five tackles (four solo).

After today’s game the Yellow Jackets are 3-2. Their next opponent will Pittsburgh (away) Saturday, October 8.


-Jon J.

Photo: Hakim Wright

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