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Jackets Fall at No. 6 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Injury-depleted Georgia Tech dropped a 55-0 decision at No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon.

With several key contributors unavailable due to injury – including starting QB Jeff Sims, DL Jared Ivey, DB Wesley Walker and PK Brent Cimaglia – and several others missing significant snaps during the course of the game, Georgia Tech (3-8) was unable to keep pace with Notre Dame (10-1). The Fighting Irish jumped out to a 45-0 halftime lead cruised to the win. The defeat was the Yellow Jackets’ fifth-straight after a 3-3 start.

Once again, a bright spot for the Yellow Jackets was Fr. RB Jahmyr Gibbs, who totaled 122 all-purpose yards (58 rushing, 64 kickoff return). In surpassing the 100-yard mark in all-purpose yards for the ninth time in 11 games this season, Gibbs moved into second place on Georgia Tech’s all-time single-season all-purpose yardage list with 1,802 yards this season. He needs 78 yards in next Saturday’s season finale against Georgia to break Eddie Lee Ivery’s 43-year-old Tech single-season record of 1,879 all-purpose yards (set in 1978).

Filling in for Sims, r-Fr. QB Jordan Yates accounted for 116 yards of total offense (96 passing, 20 rushing), including a career-long 54-yard run in the third quarter. His yardage total was damaged by being sacked six times for 52 yards.

Defensively, Sr. DB Tariq Carpenter led all tacklers with nine. Jr. DB Juanyeh Thomas added eight tackles and a pass breakup.

QB Jack Coan led the way for Notre Dame with 285 yards and two touchdowns on 15-of-20 passing.

Georgia Tech closes out the season next Saturday when it hosts archrival and No. 1-ranked Georgia at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Kickoff for the 115th edition of “Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate” is set for noon and the game will be televised nationally on ABC.

Jahmyr Gibbs moved into second place on Georgia Tech’s all-time single-season all-purpose yardage list with 122 yards at No. 6 Notre Dame (Photo: Tim Reilly).

 

Postgame Notes

Team Notes

  • Georgia Tech fell to 3-8 on the season with its fifth-straight defeat following a 3-3 start.
  • 6 Notre Dame moved to 10-1.
  • The loss was Georgia Tech’s 10th-straight to a top-10 opponent, dating back to its 22-16 “Miracle on Techwood Drive” win over No. 9 Florida State on Oct. 24, 2015.
  • Georgia Tech fell to 6-30-1 all-time against Notre Dame and 3-17 at Notre Dame Stadium.

 

Individual Notes

  • Injury-depleted Georgia Tech played without several key contributors due to injury, including starting QB Jeff Sims, DL Jared Ivey, DB Wesley Walker and PK Brent Cimaglia, with several others – including OL Mikey Minihan and Paula Vaipulu – limited during the course of the game due to injury.
  • RB Jahmyr Gibbs had 122 all-purpose yards (58 rushing, 64 kickoff return), marking the ninth time in 11 games this season that Gibbs surpassed the 100-yard mark for all-purpose yardage.
  • Gibbs moved from fourth to second on Georgia Tech’s all-time single-season all-purpose yardage list with 1,802 yards on the season. He needs just 78 yards in next Saturday’s season finale versus No. 1 Georgia to break Eddie Lee Ivery’s 43-year old single-season school record of 1,879 all-purpose yards (set in 1978).
  • R-Fr. QB Jordan Yates’ 54-yard run in the third quarter was a career long (prev.: 13 vs. Virginia Tech – Nov. 16, 2019).
  • DL Keion White, a transfer from Old Dominion, made his first start at Georgia Tech and Fr. LB Trenilyas Tatum made his first collegiate start.
 Jordan Domineck (42) had one of Georgia Tech’s three sacks on Saturday at No. 6 Notre Dame (Photo: Tim Reilly).

 

Multimedia

Coach Collins Postgame Press Conference (Video)

***due to technical issues, video does not include the opening of the press conference. For full audio recording of Coach Collins’ press conference, see below***

Student-Athletes Postgame Press Conference (Video)

Coach Collins Postgame Press Conference (Audio)

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