THE FLATS – Georgia Tech scored on 8-of-10 offensive possessions – including seven-straight to start the game – and snapped a three-game losing streak with a convincing 63-17 win over Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Prior to Saturday, Georgia Tech had never scored a touchdown on every possession of a half in 11 seasons under head coach Paul Johnson. On Saturday, it scored on every possession through the game’s first three quarters.
The Yellow Jackets’ only two possessions that didn’t culminate with a touchdown came when they punted for the first and only time with 12:44 to go in the game and when they ran out the clock to finish off the victory.
The domination spanned just about every statistical category. Georgia Tech (2-3) averaged 9.5 yards per play, 7.6 yards per rush and 32.0 yards per completion, compared to 4.5 yards per play, 1.7 yards per rush and 11.4 yards per completion for Bowling Green (1-4). The Jackets also forced three turnovers while committing none.
Senior quarterback TaQuon Marshall completed 5-of-6 passes for 160 yards and scored two touchdowns on the ground to lead the Yellow Jackets. After Marshall left the game in the third quarter, backup Tobias Oliver came in and rushed for 115 yards and two scores of his own. Redshirt freshman A-back Jordan Mason also ran for two touchdowns.
Senior A-back Clinton Lynch became the first student-athlete in Georgia Tech history with 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in his career when he caught a 41-yard pass from Marshall in the second quarter.
Georgia Tech has a short week to prepare for Friday’s Atlantic Coast Conference battle at Louisville. Kickoff for the nationally televised contest on ESPN is set for 7 p.m. at Louisville’s Cardinal Stadium.
On this 41-yard reception, Clinton Lynch became the first student-athlete in Georgia Tech history with 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in his career.
- The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for Georgia Tech.
- Georgia Tech won for the 10th time in its last 12 home games.
- Georgia Tech’s 63 points were its most in a game since a 65-10 win over Tulane on Sept. 12, 2015.
- Georgia Tech scored touchdowns on 8 of its 10 offensive possessions, including its first seven possessions of the game.
- Prior to scoring touchdowns on each of its first four offensive possessions of the first half, Georgia Tech had never scored touchdowns on every possession of a half in 11 seasons under head coach Paul Johnson.
- In five games this season, Georgia Tech’s defense has seven interceptions (including two on Saturday), surpassing its total of six from the entire 2017 season.
- DL Anree Saint-Amour’s three-yard interception return for a touchdown was Georgia Tech’s first INT return for a TD since LB Bruce Jordan-Swilling returned an interception 27 yards for a TD at Virginia on Nov. 4, 2017.
- With a 41-yard reception in the second quarter, Georgia Tech Sr. AB Clinton Lynch became the first student-athlete in Georgia Tech history with 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in his career. He finished the day with 1,138 rushing yards and 1,015 receiving yards for his career.
- BB Jordan Mason scored on touchdown runs of 9 and 33 yards for the first two-touchdown game of his career.
- WR Jalen Camp’s 70 receiving yards were a career high (prev.: 49 at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017).
- LB David Curry’s interception in the fourth quarter was the first of his career.
- Anree Saint-Amour’s interception in the fourth quarter was the first of his career and his three-yard INT return for a touchdown was the first TD of his career.
- WR Stephen Dolphus’ 39-yard reception in the third quarter was the first of his career.
- PK Wesley Wells made 9-of-9 PATs for the first points of his career.
- RG Connor Hansen made his first-career start for Georgia Tech.
Anree Saint-Amour returned his first-career interception three yards for his first-career touchdown.
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