It was a two quarterback effort in the Yellow Jackets loss on Saturday as both TaQuon Marshall and Tobias Oliver saw playing time in the 49-38 loss.
TaQuon Marshall: C
Marshall had a strong day on the ground but had an up-and-down day through the air as well. Through the air, Marshall was 9-for-18 for 183-yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. The first interception of the day for Marshall came late in the first half when the Jackets were trying to push the ball down the field. Marshall threw a lame duck rainbow pass that ended up getting easily intercepted. The second interception of the day wasn’t 100% of his fault a he hot hit when trying to throw, allowing the ball to easily land in the hands of a USF defender just a few yards away.
On the ground, Marshall was his usual self, rushing for 113-yards and one touchdown on 13 carries. He also had a 45-yard electrifying touchdown in the first quarter that saw him bob and weave his way through the USF defense.
Tobias Oliver: A
It was only Oliver’s second time playing quarterback for the Yellow Jackets and he did not disappoint at all. Oliver didn’t attempt any passes during his time on the field but was responsible for keeping the ball moving on his three and half drives and picked up three touchdowns in the process. Oliver rushed for 97-yards and three touchdowns on 18-carries while also leading the offense to 17 consecutive plays that resulted in either positive yardage or a touchdown.
Marshall will remain the starting quarterback going forward but Tobias Oliver was nothing short of impressive and will be worth keeping an eye on going forward.