Following a 46-27 victory over Louisville on Friday night, Georgia Tech remained perfect on Friday nights (4-0) and beat a team that they needed to beat after back to back disappointing losses. Today we name our three players of the game Jeff Sims on offense, Antonneous Clayton on defense and Gavin Stewart on Special Teams.
Offense: Jeff Sims
The quarterback for the Yellow Jackets has had a rough time of it the last few games with fumbles and interceptions and it almost felt like he was trying to put the whole game on his shoulders at times. Sims was not perfect against Louisville but his deep balls looked really good when he was given time to read his progressions and there were designed runs sprinkled throughout the game that he made look easy. There was still inconsistency at times with missing open receivers but an overall strong performance from the quarterback.
Defense: Antonneous Clayton
Clayton had a big day from the defensive end position recording 5 total tackles and 2 sacks. The sacks came at huge moments in the game and helped stop drives that could have swung the momentum of the game back to Louisville. Those sacks in those moments are what made Clayton the obvious choice for defensive player of the game.
Defensive Honorable Mention: Quez Jackson
Quez Jackson matched his career-high in tackles for the third time in his career with 9 tackles and also recovered a fumble that was forced by Charlie Thomas early in the game.
Special Teams: Gavin Stewart
Georgia Tech this season has had maybe more kicks blocked than any team ever. Despite that Gavin Stewart went 3-4 in extra points last night, having one get deflected that tried to sneak over the bar but fell short. There were no field goal attempts last night which was partly due to big plays in the passing game from Jeff Sims.
This was a strong effort on a Friday night from a team that frankly should have beaten Louisville. Now we play Trevor Lawrence and Clemson and it is going to take a similar effort with no forced errors and turnovers to knock off Goliath next week.