In this edition of the Technical State of Georgia Athletics, we recap Georgia Tech’s win at Duke last weekend and preview the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference slate including North Carolina State visiting Boston College, Syracuse hosting Clemson, Pitt visiting Virginia Tech North Carolina hosting Miami, Duke visiting Virginia and more.
In this edition of Fighting Peaches, we preview Georgia Tech football’s home contest against Pitt in ACC action with audio from Yellow Jackets’ head coach Geoff Collins as well as the rest of the conference slate including Virginia already defeating a struggling Miami squad, Clemson hosting Boston College, Florida State hosting Syracuse, North Carolina hosting Duke, Louisville hosting Wake Forest and North Carolina State hosting Louisiana Tech.
Behind four touchdown passes from Jordan Yates, Georgia Tech earned its first win of the season with a 45-17 home victory over Kennesaw State Sept. 11.
Yates’ four touchdowns are a program-record for a quarterback making his first career start. He finished the day with a game-high 254 passing yards on 17 completions out of 22 attempts.
The Yellow Jackets (1-1) amassed 412 total yards on offense. The Owls’ (1-1) option spread-based offense was limited to only 161 rushing yards and 272 total years in defeat.
Georgia Tech jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a six-yard touchdown pass from Yates to Jordan Mason early in the first quarter.
Later in the quarter, the Yellow Jackets increased their lead to 14-0 on a 78-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Jordan Domineck. The Georgia Tech defender forced the fumble on Kennesaw State quarterback Xavier Shepherd’s rushing attempt.
Brett Cimaglia’s 31-yard field goal increased the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 17-0 early in the second quarter.
The Owls got on the board at the 6:08 mark of the second quarter on Nathan Robertson’s 46-yard field goal which hit the upright before going in.
Georgia Tech increased its lead to 24-3 on Kyric McGowan’s four-yard touchdown catch in the back of the end zone from Yates. McGowan had a game-high 77 receiving yards on five catches.
Georgia Tech outgained Kennesaw State 181-131 in the first half.
The Yellow Jackets’ offensive onslaught continued into the second half starting with Kalani Norris’ 16-yard touchdown catch from Yates early in third quarter.
Yates connected with McGowan again for another touchdown pass and catch, this time for 39 yards early in the fourth quarter making the score 38-3.
Kennesaw State got its first touchdown of the game on Iaan Cousin’s run early in the fourth quarter. On their next possession, the Owls scored again when Shepherd connected with Adeolu Akeldele on a 39-yard touchdown pass, cutting Georgia Tech’s lead to 38-17. Shepherd threw for a team-high 111 yards for Kennesaw State.
The Yellow Jackets responded on their next possession with a touchdown run by Dontae Smith for 10 yards for their final score of the contest. He rushed for a game-high 82 yards on eight rushing attempts.
Defensive superlatives for Georgia Tech included Quez Jackson and Ayinde Eley who each had 10 tackles. Charlie Thomas and Jared Ivey each intercepted a pass for the Yellow Jackets.
In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we preview the upcoming CONCACAF Champions League matchup between Atlanta United and the Philadelphia Union with audio from Atlanta manager Gabriel Heinze and players Jake Mulraney and Ezequiel Barco in the Original Free Kick (3:00-10:30), look at the early portion of the Major League Baseball season in Beanball (10:30-27:23), recap the Georgia Tech football spring game with audio from head coach Geoff Collins along with players Juanyeh Thomas and Ayinde Eley in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics (27:23-32:28), the opening of training camp for the Atlanta Dream with audio from head coach Nicki Collen and player Shatori Walker-Kimbrough in the Backdoor Cut (32:29-38:03) and our exclusive conversation with Georgia State men’s golf player Josh Edgar in our interview spotlight (38:07-51:25).
In this edition of The Sports Inquirer, we discuss Atlanta United’s home win over the Chicago Fire in MLS play with audio from manager Gabriel Heinze as well as players Ezequiel Barco and Jake Mulraney in the Original Free Kick (4:00-18:30), Georgia Tech football’s spring game with audio from head coach Geoff Collins and players Jeff Sims and Ryan Johnson in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics (18:30-27:00), recap UFC 261 particularly Chris Weidman’s broken leg, Jake Paul’s impact and the dominance of Kamaru Usman and Valentina Shevchenko in the Verbal Submission (27:00-39:00). We also spoke with Georgia State men’s golf head coach Chad Wilson in our interview spotlight (39:00-49:00).
In this edition of the Sports Inquirer Show:
We preview the upcoming week of the NFL season particularly the firing of Dan Quinn by the Atlanta Falcons, the short and long-term impact of Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott’s season-ending ankle injury, the strong form of Pittsburgh and Cleveland and more in the Gridiron Blitz
Georgia State football preparing to face Arkansas State with audio from Panthers’ head coach Shawn Elliott and Red Wolves head coach Blake Anderson as well as Georgia Tech hosting Clemson with audio from Yellow Jackets’ head coach Geoff Collins, the impact of Alabama head coach Nick Saban contracting the coronavirus and more in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics
Atlanta United earning a 1-1 draw at Inter Miami with audio from manager Stephen Glass in the Original Free Kick
Thoughts on the MLB Playoffs and the Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA championship in the Miscellaneous Department