Georgia Tech beats Virginia 31-17

Georgia Tech made most of their headway on the ground against the Virginia Cavaliers (Hakim Wright).
Georgia Tech made most of their headway on the ground against the Virginia Cavaliers (Hakim Wright).

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are in fine form heading into next weeks’ away match with state rival Georgia. The Swarm pulled out a shock win against Virginia Tech just last week and then pull off a handful of huge plays to make a statement just days before “the big game” (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate against the University of Georgia).

Quarterback Justin Thomas only completed 5 of his 10 passes but was still able to notch 122 yards and a touchdown. 199 of the Yellow Jacket’s 321 total yards came from their ground game. Marcus Marshall ran for 127 yards and Qua Searcy rushed for 65 yards on only 3 attempts.

Clinton Lynch made a huge difference for the Yellow Jackets at receiving. He had 3 receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Virginia Quarterback Matt Johns threw for 220 yards with a touchdown and 3 interceptions and went 27 of 44. To put his passing attempts in perspective, he attempted more passes than Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas and the team’s rushing attempts combined.

Although Johns was able to connect with 7 different receivers, Virginia struggled to convert their offensive threats into points.

Georgia Tech's defense kept the pressure on Virginia Quarterback Matt Johns after forcing 3 interceptions for the day (Hakim Wright).
Georgia Tech’s defense kept the pressure on Virginia Quarterback Matt Johns after forcing 3 interceptions for the day (Hakim Wright).

Currently at (2-9), the Virginia Cavaliers would probably agree the 2016 season is one to forget. While the Yellow Jackets sit (7-4) and bowl eligible, they had a few scares early in the season themselves. While their 2014 season is still fresh on the mind of Yellow Jacket faithful, they can still make a powerful statement to the polls and their fans by beating Georgia, winning a bowl game, or both.

Their next test is in Athens against Georgia at Noon next Saturday, November 26.

 

-Jon J.

Photo: Hakim Wright

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