Georgia Tech’s defense showed up on Saturday but once again the offense was stagnant against the Temple Owls in a 24-2 loss.
1) Offense still can’t get it done after the bye week
The Jackets had an entire week to get their offense right but on Saturday it was hard to tell if the Jackets had even worked on the offense. The Jackets offense did crack over 300 total yards in the game but was still unable to get in the end zone. The Jackets lone score of the afternoon came via a safety.
The quarterback play on Saturday was once again poor with the combination of James Graham and Tobias Oliver completing just 14-of-35 passing attempts for 174-yards. Graham did end up throwing an interception on the day as well. Oliver, on the other hand didn’t throw any interceptions but had a costly turnover at the goal line that could’ve given Georgia Tech some momentum in the first half. Oliver went 4-for-11 through the air for 74-yards. He also had 11 carries for 68-yards.
Jordan Mason had his worst day of the season with five carries for just a mere eight yards, that being said, Mason also left Saturday’s game with an apparent injury. Dontae Smith got to see most of the time in the backfield with Mason out as he had seven carries for 35-yards. Jamious Griffin also had six carries for 20-yards.
2) Jackets secondary showed up to play
The Jackets secondary has been the best part of their defense throughout their first three games and once again was on Saturday. The Jackets kept a deadly Temple passing attack to just 127-yards and really kept quarterback Anthony Russo off-balanced the entire day. He finished with a stat line of 9-for-22 for 127-yards and one touchdown. Tariq Carpenter had that interception for the Jackets in the first half that gave the Jackets a little momentum but the offense couldn’t get the job done.
3) Ahmarean Brown is going to be a special wide receiver
If there was any bright spots form Georgia Tech’s offensive performance on Saturday it was that freshman wide receiver Ahmarean Brown is going to be a very special player for the Jackets down the road. The Tampa, Florida native had three receptions for 64-yards against the Owls.