How will the Georgia Tech defense rebound from tough performance against USF?
After shutting out Alcorn State in their season opener, not to mention scoring a defensive touchdown. The Georgia Tech defense struggled in their week two matchup against the USF Bulls. The Georgia Tech defense allowed 35 points (49 if you want to count kickoff team as defense) with 21 of those coming in the fourth quarter when the Yellow Jackets had a 10-point lead.
For the Yellow Jackets, nothing went right in that fourth quarter as USF quarterback Blake Barnett consistently found ways to beat the Jackets defense whether it was through the air or on the ground via his own legs.
Overall, the Yellow Jackets allowed 426 offensive yards on the day with 202 coming through the air and 224-yard on the ground. As a whole, the defense forced just one turnover, an interception on USF’s first drive by Tariq Carpenter.
Overall, the defensive performance reminded many of the Yellow Jackets defense last year that seemed to consistently collapse in the fourth quarter. You can read a full review of the Jackets defensive play against the Panthers here.