Georgia Tech ended their dreadful three game losing streak with a 63-17 thrashing of Bowling Green.
It wasn’t the best of opponents, but several key areas were improved upon that will hopefully spark some confidence in this group going into the second half of the season.
For starters, the defense was feasting on a not too shabby Bowling Green offense. The Defense tallied two sacks and forced three turnovers. Georgia Tech has already surpassed their turnover total from all of 2017 and seems to be becoming more comfortable in Nate Woody’s system. Good things happen when you can get pressure on the Quarterback.
TaQuon Marshall probably had his best passing game of his time as being the starter at Georgia Tech. He only threw the ball six times but he completed five of those for 160 yards. While he had no scores through the air, he was putting the deep ball on the money all game long. TaQuon throwing the ball like that is what can make this offense lethal.
The offensive line was having their way as they should have been and were leaving gaping holes for Jordan Mason and Jerry Howard all game long up the middle. The perimeter blocking was spectacular which is what helped spark two Tobias Oliver long Touchdown runs. Speaking of Oliver, he seems to be getting a really good feel of the offense which will be something to look at during the offseason QB competition for next season.
It is easy to say that Georgia Tech found their groove this weekend, but you would like to see this team string multiple games of putting all the phases of the game together. Granted this past week’s opponent wasn’t a world beater, it can still show what this offense is capable of.
Not to be forgotten, but Clinton Lynch with is 41 yard reception, became the first player in Georgia Tech history with 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards for his career.
Another note from the game, Walk-On Freshman Wesley Wells took over the place-kicking duties and went 9/9 on PATs.
Georgia Tech travels to Louisville on Friday to try and get their first ACC win of the season and climb back to .500. This will be a pivotal game and could decide which way this season is going.
By: Bret Anderson