Sept. 22, 2014
Thomas, who engineered game-tying and game-winning drives in the final three minutes of Saturday’s 27-24 victory at Virginia Tech, was honored as the ACC’s Offensive Back of the Week, while Davis, who returned an interception for a touchdown, was named the Linebacker of the Week.
A sophomore quarterback from Prattville, Ala., Thomas rushed for a career-high 165 yards on 22 carries and scored a touchdown, becoming the first Georgia Tech quarterback since 2011 to post back-to-back 100-yard rushing games. He is averaging a team-leading 110.8 rushing yards per game, which is second-most by any FBS quarterback. Thomas also completed 7-of-18 passes for 125 yards and the game-tying touchdown pass to DeAndre Smelter with 2:03 left in the VT win.
Davis recorded a career-high nine tackles and his first career interception return for a touchdown. With the Yellow Jackets trailing 16-10, Davis picked off a Virginia Tech pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown. It marked the second interception return for a TD this season by the Georgia Tech defense, which has seen all seven of its takeaways through the first four games result in a score. A native of Cairo, Ga., the sophomore linebacker’s previous high was seven tackles vs. Georgia Southern.
Tech (4-0 overall and 1-0 in the ACC) returns to action Saturday, October 4 at Bobby Dodd Stadium with a marquee matchup under the lights versus Miami. The annual Whiteout game begins at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
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