Georgia Tech dominated the Louisville Cardinals from start to finish on Friday night en route to a 66-31 victory to get to .500 on the season.
For the second week in a row, the Georgia Tech football program put together a complete game en route to a dominating victory. The Jackets on Friday night dominated the Louisville Cardinals in their first-ever matchup with the Cardinals. Despite Louisville having it’s fair share of struggles this season, the victory was very much a statement win for the Yellow Jackets.
The TaQuon Marshall show:
TaQuon Marshall finally played Friday night like we all knew he could coming into the season. The senior signal caller rushed for 175-yards on 23-carries for two touchdowns. The offense as a whole had a stellar game taking care of the football and sustaining long drives scoring on all true nine possessions it had throughout the game with eight of those possessions resulting in touchdowns (not counting final play of the game). The middle of the defense was open all night long and the B-backs took advantage of them gaining over 100 yards a TD’s between Mason and Howard.
But just to throw some stats out there, here was the Yellow Jackets’ final offensive numbers for the night.
- 554-total yards
- 542-rushing yards
- 8.3 yards per rush
Defense is still a bit of a work in progress.
The defense overall had a good night, especially in the pass rush. Jawon Pass was under pressure the entire night, which forced a few bad passes that set up favorable yardage situations for the young defense. The defense also forced a fumble in the first half which led to a touchdown, something that the team has desperately needed this year but hasn’t quite had. That being said, the defense also struggled at times with Louisville’s scrambling quarterbacks especially quarterback Jordan Travis. Tackling at times throughout the night was poor, to say the least, and that will need to be cleaned up going forward for the Jackets to continue their success this season. The highlight of the night came however in garbage time when Juanyeh Tomas had a 95-yard pick six that put the Jackets up 66-24.
Get That Man a Scholarship!:
The Twitter reaction was unanimous as Wesley Wells the walk-on freshman banged home a 41-yard field goal right down the middle of the goal posts. Field goals have been such a big question mark for the team since last season and we may finally have our answer in Wesley Wells. Granted, this was only one game and time will tell how he performs but tonight let a lot of fans take a deep breath of relief.