4. USF 49, Georgia Tech 38
Yeah, TaQuon Marshall ran for 113 yards and threw for 183 more, and yeah, the downfield passing game worked, and the ground attack cranked out 419 yards. But …
The rest of the team had too many epic fails.
USF QB Blake Barnett turned into the story late, but the Georgia Tech defense didn’t show up when needed and wore down as the game went on.
And the kickoff coverage unit hit the snooze alarm.
The Yellow Jackets were explosive and fantastic early on, and it didn’t matter thanks to two kick-sixes from USF’s Terrence Horne. The team just couldn’t capitalize on any sort of momentum.
But even with the breakdowns, Georgia Tech had it. It was up by ten in the fourth quarter, and with an offense built to crank down the clock, it didn’t work with late mistakes – and three turnovers overall for the game – allowing the Bulls to score 21 unanswered points.
The Yellow Jacket offense came up with 602 yards, had the ball for well over 35 minutes, but the errors, the lack of a key third down stop, and the incomplete performance kept this from being strong road win.
And now Tech has to face Pitt and Clemson.