The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fell to the UCF Knights on Saturday 49-21 but two Yellow Jackets stood out in the loss.
Offense: RB Jahmyr Gibbs
One of the biggest bright spots of Saturday’s game for Georgia Tech was the play of true freshman running back Jahmyr Gibbs. Gibbs, a high four-star recruit in the 2020 recruiting class made his collegiate debut on Saturday after missing the Florida State game with what was to be believed a minor injury.
The one-week extra wait to see Gibbs take the field was well worth it. Offensively, Gibbs had 20 touches for the Yellow Jackets, totaling 126-yards and two touchdowns. While he had a solid 66-yards and one touchdown on 15-carries, he also had four receptions for 60-yards and a score. He additionally picked up 93-yards on two kick returns including a 75-yard kick return to open the game that he almost took to the house for a Georgia Tech touchdown. All together, Gibbs had 219 all-purpose yards, not too shabby for your first career game.
Defense: NB Charlie Thomas
Thomas was the standout defensively for the Yellow Jackets. While it would usually be hard to pick someone when a team gives up 49-points and nearly 675-yards of a total offense, Thomas is the one guy who stood out on the field and in the boxscore. Thomas against UCF totaled six tackles which included two sacks and three tackles for a loss. His two sacks in the game tied his total for all of last season and lifts his career total up to five.
Honorable Mention: P Pressley Harvin III
we all know how good Pressley Harvin III is but he was really good on Saturday, averaging 51.3 yards per punt on four punts. That included a career-long punt of 70-yards!