The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets finished their 2017 regular season with a 38-7 loss to Georgia.
A long and frustrating season for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-6, 4-4 ACC) appears to be over. On Saturday afternoon, the Yellow Jackets dropped their season finale to Georgia in the 2017 edition of the Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate rivalry game.
The Bulldogs used a 21-point second half to cement their victory on Saturday after being up 14-7 at halftime. For the second straight week, the Yellow Jackets were shutout in the second half in what can only be described as a disappointing offensive performance. The Jackets on the day finished with just 226 total yards.
The Georgia Tech offense struggled throughout the majority of the game and was not able to sustain drives. Their longest drives of the game were 12 plays each turning into a turnover on downs and touchdown respectively. The lone touchdown of the game for the Jackets was a 10-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Ricky Jeune in the end zone.
TaQuon Marshall finished with 72-yards on the ground while completing just two of nine passing attempts. KirVonte Benson finished with 44-yards on 12 carries and had a long of just eight yards. In total, the Jackets averaged just 4.1 yards per carry against the Bulldogs.
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The Georgia offense wasn’t dominant in the first half but made up for it in the second half and finished the game with 471 total yards. On the ground, star running backs Nick Chubb and Sonny Michel combined for 138 total yards and two touchdowns.
Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm had a classic “Jake Fromm” game, completing 12 of 16 passes for 224-yards and two touchdowns. Fromm may not be a gunslinger but he certainly gets the job done.
With their loss, the Jackets season is most likely finished. While there were reports the Jackets were trying to add a 12th game, it’s hard to think a deal for another game will get done. While the Jackets can apply for bowl eligibility with just five wins, chances are they will not be playing in a bowl game next month.
The Jackets will finish their 2017 season with a 5-6 record and 4-4 ACC record. It will be the second time in three seasons they have missed a bowl game. Perhaps next year is when the Jackets will take a step forward. Thanks for being us throughout the season!