Georgia Tech Football earned a crazy overtime win in Miami 28-21. The Jackets scored in almost every way that you can score today and showed the potential of the rebuild as it moves along. Here are our takeaways from today’s game.
The Griffin Brothers Have A Day
Both of the Rome, Georgia products had great days with Jamious rushing for 21 yards including an almost touchdown that was called back because his big toe was out of bounds. Ja’Quon his older brother recovered a fumble in the endzone in the first quarter forced by Demetrius Knight for the first Georgia Tech score of the day. The Griffin brothers are certainly living up to the hype today.
Jordan Masons Monster Day
Jordan Mason rushed for 106 yards last week against Duke in the loss and needed similar numbers for the Jackets to have a chance today. He delivered with 141 yards and 1 score. This was a career-high mark for Mason who had set his previous career-best the week before.
Unforced Errors Still An Issue
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The Yellow Jackets had a few unforced errors come back to bite them at points in the first half that cost them potential points. On a punt from Pressley Harvin where Harvin was killed by a Miami defender a clear roughing the kicker was negated by an illegal formation. In a different series, Brenton King had a 52-yard field goal taken off the board because of a false start. These types of errors can and need to be corrected going forward.
Pressley Harvin Is A Weapon
Harvin had an active day punting 6 times for 273 yards and a 45.5-yard average. His ability to flip the field off of his foot is a huge asset for this team. Harvin, however, got to show off his arm as well today throwing a 41-yard dime to Nathan Cottrell for a TD off a fake punt. It was Harvin’s first pass attempt in a game since 2017.
This Team Doesn’t Quit
Multiple times during this game the Jackets were faced with unfavorable downs and yardages. Despite these challenges, they found a way to convert their opportunities and keep themselves in the game. A sack-fumble for a score, a fake punt for a score, moving the ball on the ground and through the air when they had to. This was the true sign of progression that Jackets fans have been waiting for this season. The offensive and defensive lines played great games as well at least at times. The offensive line, in particular, seemed to struggle in moments but the offense moved along despite the struggle.
Potential PlayMaker Injured
Bruce Jordan Swilling went down to an apparent lower-body injury in the second half of today’s game. He was in a boot on the sideline for the remainder of the game and at the time of posting no updates had been made on his condition. With a bye week before facing Pitt, I am cautiously optimistic that this was just precautionary and nothing major. If we hear anything different we will update.
This was a major heart and soul win for the Yellow Jackets, and truly a sign of the positive things to come for the Yellow Jackets in the very near future. The Jackets are off next week ahead of facing the Pitt Panthers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Nov. 2.