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Allen Leads White to 21-0 Win in Rainy Spring Game

April 17, 2015

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THE FLATS — Behind a game-high 77 yards from junior B-Back Marcus Allen, the White team shut out the Gold squad 21-0 in front of a rain-soaked crowd of 4,000 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Friday night’s Spring Game capped off Georgia Tech’s spring practice.

Quarterback Justin Thomas saw action in just three series under center for White, completing his only pass for 21 yards. Thomas added seven yards on four rushes. A-Back Dennis Andrews added 37 yards on three rushes, including a 23-yard touchdown run. Isiah Willis also rushed for 27 yards on three carries.

Allen added a 1-yard rushing touchdown for White, while Micheal Summers caught an 11-yard pass from Tim Byerly for White’s third and final score.

“You know, it was a typical spring game — at least we got it in and the weather cooperated,” head coach Paul Johnson said. “Nobody got hurt that I know of — or at least seriously — which is what you hope for.

“I was proud of Marcus Allen. I thought he played hard, did some good things, and made some plays. So (it was a) good (night) for Marcus.”

Wish we had better weather for our fans, greatly appreciate support at Bobby Dodd tonight. We’ll see you back here Sept 3! #TogetherWeSwarm

— Mike Bobinski (@GaTechAD) April 18, 2015

White jumped out to a 7-0 lead on Allen’s run, capping off a 12-play, 82-yard drive. They would tack on two more scores in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead into the five-minute halftime period.

A continuous clock was used in the second half. Gold held the White team out of the end zone, while also forcing one turnover. White evened the turnover battle with a Shaun Kagawa interception.

For the White team, B-Back Brady Swilling led with 20 yards on seven rushes; quarterback Matthew Jordan added 19 yards on the ground.

“In the first half, the first-team offense looked pretty good, and second-team defense looked pretty good. In the second half, we tried to throw the ball around, run the clock some and the defense played a little better.”

Defensively, 2014 Freshman All-American KeShun Freeman had six tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss. Demond Smith also added six stops for the Gold team. Jabari Hunt-Days tallied two tackles for loss, while Francis Kallon recorded five tackles and two sacks.

Thanks to all the great fans who fought the rain to attend spring game!! We really appreciate your support!!#TogetherWeSwarm

Paul Johnson (@GTPaulJohnson) April 18, 2015

Georgia Tech opens the 2015 season on Thursday, Sept. 3, when the Yellow Jackets host Alcorn State at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Season tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets in person at the Georgia Tech Ticket Office (M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), by phone at 888-TECH-TIX, or online at Season tickets for Tech’s seven-game home schedule start at just $245 — a value of $35 per game. Great lower-level seats are available from $350. There is no per-game ticket or Tech Fund price increase in 2015. The only difference is the addition of a seventh home game (Georgia).

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