Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon never stood a chance against the Georgia Bulldogs, losing 45-21.
From start to finish, it was all Georgia on Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dropped their regular season finale 45-21 to the Bulldogs. From the first series of the game, you could tell that the Bulldogs were ready to go while the Yellow Jackets didn’t seem ready for what the Bulldogs were going to bring.
Overall, the Yellow Jackets were dominated on both sides of the ball and the 45-21 victory is not indicative of how big of a gap there was between the two programs. The Yellow Jackets overall mustered just 14 points offensively and just 219 total yards. The Bulldogs, however, finished just three yards shy of 450 total yards mark.
Offensively, the Yellow Jackets never really got it going until it was too late. The Jackets on their first drive of the game had a chance to convert a fourth and one but a false start by everybody besides the center and quarterback caused the Yellow Jackets to change course and punt the ball away. The Jackets entered that offensive series in a hole but from there, the Bulldogs just piled on the Yellow Jackets.
The Jackets first offensive touchdown came with 7:33 remaining in the fourth quarter. They would add a last-minute touchdown on a 28-yard pass from TaQuon Marshall to Brad Stewart.
Defensively, the Yellow Jackets started off slow and never really could catch up to the Georgia offense. The Jackets defense allowed the Dawgs to score on their first SEVEN drives on Saturday afternoon before finally stopping them in the third quarter. But by that time, it was already too late, the Jackets were down 45-7.
The lone bright spot of the game for the Yellow Jackets was a Juanyeh Thomas kickoff return for a touchdown that made it a 14-7 game for the Yellow Jackets in the first quarter.
Overall, it was a storyline that has become a consistency at Georgia Tech recently. The Yellow Jackets look good against quality, above-average opponents. Even against good teams, the Jackets can look good. But once they take on an elite program, they stand no chance. This season, the Jackets faced two top-10 teams. They lost by a combined score of 94-42. In the first half, Georgia Tech was outscored in the two games by a total score of 66-14.
With all that being said, the season is not over for the Yellow Jackets. They’ll now get to find out what bowl game they will be playing in next month. A 7-5 season was not the expectation when entering the season by Tech faithful but after starting 1-3, it was a quality way for the Jackets to end the regular season.