The first Yellow Jacket to be a member of the 1,000/1,000 club, Lynch returned to the player he was two years ago as he’s been a dynamic threat for the Yellow Jackets in 2018. The senior a-back has 20 carries for 130-yards and a touchdown this year but has once again become a great receiving threat as he’s brought in seven receptions for 209-yards and two touchdowns. With 339 yards and three touchdowns on just 27 touches this season, Lynch has been a much needed spark at times for the Tech offense. That being said, his numers are still well shy of where they were in his freshman and sophomore camaigns.
Searcy like Lynch has had a strong bounce-back season for the Yellow Jackets outside of a few key turnovers. The senior a-back has averaged 10.9 yards per carry this season with 240-yards and a touchdown over 22 carries. He’s also contributed through the air with 110-yards on six receptions. No matter how you put it, Searcy on pace for a career year in his last season on The Flats which is great for a player who was arguably underused at points throughout his career. We’re going to dock him for some costly miscues however.
After having a breakout season in 2017, Cottrell has seen what feels like fewer snaps so far this season but in reality, he’s on pace for about similar numbers. That being said, when he’s on the field, you don’t feel as though he’s necessarily going to rip open a huge run. Either way, Cottrell hasn’t been stellar and he’s been bad either. A 7.7 yards per carry is impressive but we want to see more out of him in the final five games if given the opportunities to do so.