Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Georgia Tech junior QB TaQuon Marshall ran for 140 yards and a touchdown in a 43-20 loss to Duke on Saturday.

He was ineffective through the air, going 3-for-13 for 82 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Through Georgia Tech's 10 games, Marshall has topped 100 yards rushing in six of them. This loss really hurts the Yellow Jackets' postseason hopes. The 5-5 Jackets, who had a game canceled against UCF earlier this year, must upset Georgia next week to reach the postseason.
Nov 18 - 7:16 PM

Georgia Tech sophomore RB KirVonte Benson rushed for 86 yards on 22 carries in Saturday's 28-22 win over Virginia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets rushed for 261 yards and augmented that with two explosive touchdowns through the air. Coming into this one, Georgia Tech was 0-3 in one-possession games. After finally winning a close one, the Jackets are one win from bowl eligibility. Their best chance is next week at Duke.
Nov 11 - 4:56 PM

Georgia Tech junior QB TaQuon Marshall ran for two touchdowns and threw for two touchdowns in a 28-22 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Only three of Marshall's eight passing attempts were caught in bounds. Two went for Georgia Tech touchdowns -- an 80-yarder to Ricky Jeune and a 60-yarder to Brad Stewart -- and the other was a pick-six for Virginia Tech. Marshall ended up running for 64 yards. His Yellow Jackets (5-4, 4-3) will go bowling with a win against either Duke or Georgia over the next two weeks.
Nov 11 - 4:41 PM

Georgia Tech junior QB TaQuon Marshall ran the ball 29 times for 143 yards and two touchdowns, but completed just 6-of-222 passes for 179 yards with two interceptions and a touchdown in a 40-36 loss to Virginia on Saturday.

Once again, Marshall was able to post a big rushing game in the option-system for the Yellow Jackets, but his inaccuracy and two picks ended up dooming Georgia Tech. He now hasn't had a completion percentage above 60 percent since the second game of the year, and he's completed under 30 percent in his last two games. Boy can he run, though. Georgia Tech will look to right the ship next week against Virginia Tech.
Nov 4 - 6:40 PM

Georgia Tech sophomore RB KirVonte Benson rushed for 129 yards on 16 carries in Saturday's 24-10 loss to Clemson.

Benson (5'9/210) was the only Tech runner to finish with more than 25 yards rushing in the game. Team struggles aside, this was the sophomore's fifth 100-yard effort in seven contests.
Oct 28 - 11:49 PM

Georgia Tech redshirt senior G Shamire Devine was named the ACC offensive lineman of the week.

Georgia Tech's right guard was credited with 10 knock-down blocks in helping the Yellow Jackets run for 427 yards on Saturday against Wake Forest. The monstrous 6-foot-7, 380-pounder is difficult to deal with at the point of attack.
Oct 23 - 1:56 PM

Georgia Tech junior QB TaQuon Marshall rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 23 attempts in Saturday's 38-24 win over Wake Forest.

Marshall also threw for 68 yards, but the passing game is not Georgia Tech's jam. He was held out of the scoring column in the first half before coming on to blister the Demon Deacons after halftime, rushing for scores of 49 yards and 70 yards in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. Marshall has now rushed for 704 yards and 11 touchdowns in six games and has a 5/0 TD/INT ratio passing just for good measure.
Oct 22 - 12:05 AM

Georgia Tech sophomore RB KirVonte Benson (leg) rushed for 136 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries in Saturday's 38-24 win over Wake Forest.

Benson was dealing with a leg injury sustained against Miami last weekend, but he managed to take the field and had no issues with that injury in what ended as a sharp showing for the 5-foot-9, 210-pound sophomore. He's surpassed 100 yards rushing in four of six games this season, in what's been a strong campaign overall.
Oct 22 - 12:00 AM

Georgia Tech junior LB Brant Mitchell (abdomen) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Wake Forest.

Mitchell suffered a lower-body injury in last weekend's loss to Miami. With the 6-foot-2, 236-pounder now ruled out for Saturday's showdown with the Demon Deacons, Bruce Jordan-Swilling will likely see extended snaps.
Oct 20 - 11:56 PM

Georgia Tech sophomore RB KirVonte Benson (leg) is probable for Saturday's game against Wake Forest.

Benson (5'9/210) injured his leg in last Saturday's loss to Miami. Throughout the practice week, Yellow Jackets HC Paul Johnson has been optimistic about his availability for the team's date with Wake Forest this weekend. All signs at this juncture point toward the sophomore being able to give it a go. Benson's been productive when healthy, rushing for 516 yards and four touchdowns on the year while working as Tech's starting B-back.
Oct 20 - 4:23 PM

Georgia Tech HC Paul Johnson is hopeful that sophomore RB KirVonte Benson (leg) will be able to play against Wake Forest on Saturday.

Benson was forced out early in Saturday's loss to Miami due to the leg injury. Johnson said that the team is "counting on it" that the 5-foot-9, 210-pounder will be able to play this weekend. Benson has rushed for 516 yards and a quartet of touchdowns this season. A definitive update on his playing-status will be forthcoming before kickoff.
Oct 19 - 6:49 PM

Georgia Tech junior LB Brant Mitchell (abdomen) is questionable for Saturday's game against Wake Forest.

Mitchell (6'2/236) was injured in Saturday's narrow loss to Miami. Yellow Jackets HC Paul Johnson declined to offer an update as to his playing-status during Monday's presser. Bruce Jordan-Swilling replaced him against the Canes following the injury concern and would again see a heavier workload if Mitchell can't play on Saturday. Prior to his sidelining, the junior had registered 21 tackles and two passes defended.
Oct 17 - 7:37 PM

Georgia Tech HC Paul Johnson did not offer an update on sophomore RB KirVonte Benson (leg) when he addressed the media on Monday.

"I wouldn't be able to tell you if I wanted to," Johnson said of Benson and other Georgia Tech players currently sidelined. The 5-foot-9, 210-pounder suffered an apparent leg injury early on in Saturday's loss to Miami. Benson has rushed for 516 yards and four touchdowns this season. We should receive clarity as to his availability for this weekend's game against Wake Forest when Georgia Tech releases their injury report on Thursday.
Oct 17 - 6:46 PM

Georgia Tech sophomore RB KirVonte Benson (undisclosed) will not return to Saturday's game against Miami (FL).

Benson suffered the injury earlier in the day, and finishes with seven carries for 40 yards. More information on the injury should be available after the game.
Oct 14 - 6:20 PM

Georgia Tech sophomore RB KirVonte Benson rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 33-7 win over North Carolina.

Benson bolted for a 63-yard scoring run with about seven minutes gone off the third-quarter clock. He and QB TaQuon Marshall combined to rush for a hearty 267 combined yards in what was an easy victory for the Yellow Jackets. For the campaign as a whole, Benson has now rushed for 476 yards and four touchdowns. He has surpassed 120 yards rushing in three of four games this season.
Sep 30 - 3:23 PM


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