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Opportunistic: Turning Takeaways into Points

Sept. 23, 2014

Through four games in 2014, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have forced seven turnovers – each resulting in a score. Georgia Tech’s 45 points off turnovers are tied for the ACC lead with Coastal rival North Carolina. Tech leads the ACC with a +38 points off turnover margin (45-7), which also ranks fifth among FBS programs.

Here’s how Georgia Tech has manufactured points off turnovers this season:

 OPPONENT  TAKEAWAY  PLAYS  YARDS  TIME  SCORING PLAY
 Tulane  Quayshawn Nealy INT        Nealy 10-yard INT return
 Tulane  Demond Smith INT 3 30 1:28  Tony Zenon 19-yard run
 Tulane  Lawrence Austin INT 12 76 6:42  Tony Zenon 2-yard run
 Georgia Southern  KeShun Freeman Fumble Recovery 11 72 3:49  Justin Thomas 13-yard pass to Deon Hill
 Virginia Tech  Corey Griffin INT 7 70 2:27  Justin Thomas 2-yard run
 Virginia Tech  Paul Davis INT        Davis 41-yard INT return
 Virginia Tech  D.J. White INT 7 33 1:58  Harrison Butker 24-yard FG

Georgia Tech (4-0, 1-0 ACC) returns to home Saturday, October 4, to Bobby Dodd Stadium for a marquee matchup under the lights versus Miami. The annual #GTWhiteout game begins at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. For Miami game tickets, click here or call 1-888-TECH-TIX. 

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