The Yellow Jackets welcomed No. 17 ACC Coastal foe Virginia Tech to Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday, needing a win to get back over the .500 mark.
Fans on the Flats Saturday afternoon saw a dominant first half from Paul Johnson’s squad, but got a painfully familiar second half that saw the game seem to slowly slip away. In the end, however, Tech’s offense fought their way back, while the defense did what needed to be done in the final few minutes.
The Jackets scored seven points in each quarter of play, with TaQuon Marshall throwing two touchdowns and running in another pair of scores. He finished the day with 140 yards through the air and 64 yards on the ground.
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Georgia Tech’s defense did enough to win and got a clutch stop in the final seconds of the game that saw the Hokies inches from a touchdown catch in the endzone.
KirVonte Benson led the Jackets with 86 yards rushing, followed by an 83-yard effort from Nathan Cottrell. In total, seven Tech rushers had positive yardage. Ricky Jeune and Brad Stewart had 80 and 60 yards receiving respectively, each with one catch for a touchdown. Stewart’s touchdown was the first score of his collegiate career.
Virginia Tech’s Josh Jackson was held to only 153 yards passing, and had one negative rushing yard on eight attempts. He accounted for zero touchdowns for the Hokies. The Jackets held VT to 116 yards rushing on the day.
Georgia Tech gets back to action on the road at Duke next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in another ACC Coastal matchup.