The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets eeked out a senior day victory on Saturday over the Virginia Cavaliers 30-27 in overtime.
It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t always pretty, but Georgia Tech earned their seventh victory of the season on Saturday afternoon with a nailbiting 30-27 victory over Virginia in overtime. The Yellow Jackets used 268 yards on the ground to get by the Cavaliers.
TaQuon Marshall led the Yellow Jackets and all ball carries on the ground with 107 yards including a 38-yard run. He added an additional 37 yards in the passing attack thanks to a superb Brad Stewart catch.
For the Yellow Jackets defense, it wasn’t their best performance of the season, allowing 403 yards of total offense including 273 yards through the air. Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins went 21-for-26 on the day for 217-yards and a 1 touchdown. Backup quarterback Brennan Armstrong had a 56-yard touchdown pass of his own coming at the end of the first quarter.
When going up against UVA’s rush defense, the Jackets stood their ground allowing 130 yards on 33-carries and allowed one touchdown. The longest Cavalier rush for the day went for 15 yards by Perkins, who ended up being the Cavalier’s most dangerous runner. He finished with 73-yards on 16 carries.
The hero of the game for the Yellow Jackets, however, would be freshman kicker Wesley Wells who was 4-for-4 in field goal opportunities including the game-winner in overtime. The game also featured its’ fair share of exciting plays including a safety by Brant Mitchell and a Juanyeh Thomas kick return for a touchdown on the ensuing free kick.
Overall, the win for the Yellow Jackets is another win in a remarkable streak that has seen the Yellow Jackets go from 1-3 to start the season to 7-4 with just COFH late on the schedule.