The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fell to NC State 23-13 on Saturday night but three Yellow Jackets stood out above the rest.
Offense – WR Adonicas Sanders (Seven receptions, 105-yards):
We very well could’ve given the offensive player of the game honors to Jeff Sims or Jordan Mason but we’ll give it to the junior wideout for his career game against the Wolfpack. Sanders was consistent in getting open against NC State in the game and made the Wolfpack pay for doing so. In the process, he became the first Georgia Tech receiver with 100+ receiving yards in ACC play since Ricky Jeune in 2015 per Andy Demetra (below).
Sanders now on the season has 15 catches for 216-yards. He’ll look to put together back-to-back strong performances next week against the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Defense – David Curry (12 tackles, 0.5 sacks, two TFL, one quarterback hurry):
The Georgia Tech secondary surely didn’t have a good game but linebacker David Curry did all he could to give the Jackets a chance at victory. The redshirt senior running back led all defensive players in the game with 12 tackles, his second straight game with 10+ tackles. He now has 70 tackles on the season, his half a sack gives him 1.5 on the season while his two tackles for a loss increases his season total to 7.5.
Special Teams – P Pressley Harvin III
Surprise, surprise. Harvin III was once again outstanding in his performance against the Wolfpack. Harvin had four punts in the game, totaling 188-yards, an average of 47.0 yards per punt.
The Yellow Jackets return to action this upcoming Saturday at home against the Pittsburgh Panthers, a game originally scheduled for November 14 that was postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Pittsburgh program.