Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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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

Georgia Tech junior QB TaQuon Marshall rushed 137 yards and a touchdown while completing 5-of-10 passes for 53 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 33-7 win over North Carolina.

This one was all Yellow Jackets. Marshall turned in his first touchdown on a run from five yards out near the end of the first quarter, then went on to toss a 12-yard touchdown to Ricky Jeune in the third stanza. Through four games, the junior has rushed for 523 yards and nine touchdowns. He also owns a 4/0 TD/INT ratio. Marshall will try to keep it going against Miami in two weeks after Georgia Tech rests up on bye during the coming weekend.
Sep 30 - 3:09 PM

Georgia Tech sophomore T Jahaziel Lee will miss Saturday's game against UNC.

Lee's absence stings with fellow T Andrew Marshall already on the shelf. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution expects the Jackets to go with the following line against the Tar Heels: Will Bryan at left tackle, Parker Braun at left guard, Kenny Cooper at center, Shamire Devine at right guard and Jake Stickler at right tackle. The next tackle on the depth chart appears to be little-used walk-on Bailey Ivemeyer.
Sep 29 - 4:00 PM

Georgia Tech redshirt senior RB J.J. Green (upper body) will miss Saturday's game against North Carolina.

An A-back in Georgia Tech's offense, Green’s absence will leave the rotation to Nathan Cottrell, Clinton Lynch and Qua Searcy. Green also had been sharing kickoff-return duties with Cottrell.
Sep 29 - 12:45 PM

Georgia Tech junior QB TaQuon Marshall rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts while completing 4-of-7 passes for 48 yards in Saturday's 35-17 win over Pitt.

Marshall scored on runs of 32 and one yard(s) in the first half. He has played brilliantly this season, having now rushed for 386 yards and eight touchdowns in just three games. He also holds a 3/0 TD/INT ratio in limited passing attempts. A home showdown with North Carolina shows next on Georgia Tech's schedule.
Sep 23 - 4:01 PM

Georgia Tech sophomore RB KirVonte Benson rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in Saturday's 35-17 win over Pitt.

Benson and his fellow Yellow Jacket backfield mates absolutely destroyed Pitt on the ground, racking up 436 yards rushing as a team. For his part, the 5-foot-9, 211-pound sophomore notched a five-yard touchdown in the second quarter and then helped salt the game away with a 47-yard scoring gallop midway through the fourth quarter. This huge effort by Benson surpassed the entirety of his prior output. Entering action on Saturday, he had rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown in two games.
Sep 23 - 3:57 PM

Saturday's game between Georgia Tech and Central Florida will not be played.

The game, scheduled for Saturday in Orlando, has fallen victim to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. "We are in complete agreement with the decision," said GT AD Todd Stansbury. "While we’re disappointed for both teams’ student-athletes, coaches and fans, recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma should be and is the top priority for UCF and the entire state of Florida at this time." UCF dismissed its players from campus and sent them home until Wednesday, according to WSB’s Zach Klein. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg has reported that the game is not likely to be made up later this season. UCF already had to cancel last week’s game against Memphis; it's unclear if that game will be made up.
Sep 11 - 4:35 PM

Georgia Tech freshman RB Jerry Howard rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown on eight carries in Saturday's 37-10 win over Jacksonville State.

Howard (6'0/210) was making his collegiate debut in the contest. The bulk of his yardage came on a 65-yard scoring rumble midway through the third quarter. He'll try to keep it going against UCF next weekend.
Sep 9 - 5:10 PM

Georgia Tech junior QB TaQuon Marshall completed 5-of-7 passes for 112 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 25 yards and an additional score in Saturday's 37-10 win over Jacksonville State.

Another strong showing for Marshall, who ripped Tennessee for 379 total yards and five touchdowns in Monday's opener. While he wasn't able to get much going as a rusher on Saturday, he was on the money in his limited passing opportunities, with two of his three aerial scores coming in a stretch of about three minutes at the beginning of the third quarter. The Yellow Jackets will tango with UCF next weekend as Marshall looks to continue his strong start to the 2017 campaign.
Sep 9 - 5:06 PM

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said freshman RB Jerry Howard will make his collegiate debut against Jacksonville State on Saturday.

Howard didn't play in the opener against Tennessee. "We’re going to play Jerry this week," Johnson said. Prior to the game against the Vols, per Johnson, "he was like a freshman. His eyes were big and he was going the wrong way in warmups." When starter KirVonte Benson came out of the game against UT, Johnson played B-back Quaide Weimerskirch. The 6-foot, 210-pound Howard was a three-star recruit in this past cycle.
Sep 8 - 5:34 PM

Georgia Tech junior RB Clinton Lynch (lower body) is expected to be able to play against Jacksonville State on Saturday.

Lynch did not dress for Monday's eventual double-overtime loss to Tennessee, but was able to practice on Wednesday without limitation. This past season, the 6-foot, 190-pounder rushed for 415 yards (11.2 YPC) and two touchdowns while logging a 16-490-6 receiving line. He will work in a rotation at A-back along with Nathan Cottrell, J.J. Green and Qua Searcy so long as he's healthy.
Sep 7 - 1:10 PM

Georgia Tech redshirt freshman RB Nate Cottrell ran for 78 yards on six carries in a 42-41 double-overtime loss to Tennessee on Monday.

Cottrell (5'11/193) was just cleared to play in late July after healing up from a knee injury, and he looked plenty healthy on Monday. Anytime the Vols defense was able to get to QB TaQuon Marshall -- and it wasn't often -- he was able to pitch the ball out to Cottrell to make a play. The redshirt freshman showed quality speed, particularly on a 38-yard scamper where Marshall got the pitch off just in time. He's probably earned more carries for the Yellow Jackets moving forward, even with Clinton Lynch likely coming back from injury next week.
Sep 5 - 12:25 AM


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