The Alcorn State offense managed just 69 total yards through the air on Saturday and that was due in major part to Georgia Tech’s secondary shutting down the Braves wide outs. While the Braves only had eight incompletions on the day, Georgia Tech’s secondary as a whole was able to keep the opposing receivers in front of them after their respective receptions and kept the gain by each receiver to a minimal. The longest reception by an Alcorn State wide receiver on Saturday was just 10-yards as the average reception went for just 2.8-yards.
The secondary easily had the biggest plays defensively for the Yellow Jackets as Kaleb Oliver picked up his first career interception while also picking up his first career tackle for a loss. Other impressive members of the secondary included strong safety Tariq Carpenter who found his way to the quarterback at one point in the win.
For the secondary, it was a full unit effort and it was stellar to watch. The secondary will go through growing pains this year but it truly showed it’s potential in the shutout victory which should make Tech fans excited going forward.