The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defeated the Miami Hurricanes 27-21 on Saturday night. This win was significant for multiple reasons. The Yellow Jackets became bowl eligible marking the 20th time in the past 22 seasons. Also the win gave Mark Richt his first career loss at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
The offense continued to roll with Marshall staying in the entire game. Taquon showed off his arm a couple times last night with a 31 yard touchdown pass to Brad Stewart and again on a 22 yard pass to Jalen Camp, on a crucial 3rd and 6 on the final drive to seal the game. Taquon and the Yellow Jackets were able to rush for 231 yards with Taquon leading the way with 92 and 2 TDs followed by Howard with 56 and Cottrell with 51.
The Yellow Jackets showed out on the defensive side of the ball forcing 3 turnovers and not allowing Miami’s offense to really get going with DeeJay Dallas and Thomas coughing the ball up on special teams. Even though no sacks were recorded the Yellow Jackets were able to get continued pressure on Perry to force him out the pockets and have him make him beat us on the ground.
This was a revenge game for the Yellow Jackets that they needed to win after being robbed of the win last year when Ted Roof decided to call the same play on defense 5 straight times allowing Miami to beat them with screens until Rosier won the game with a deep pass to put them in field goal range with 4 seconds left.
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