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The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football fall to Clemson, 41-10, at Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game (9.6.22) — September 6, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football fall to Clemson, 41-10, at Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game (9.6.22)

Offensive struggles and special teams errors, including two blocked punts, doomed Georgia Tech as the Yellow Jackets dropper their season opener at the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game to Clemson 41-10 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta September 5.

“We’ve got to clean those things up,” Yellow Jackets head coach Geoff Collins said. “The penalties, the blocked punts, the attitude, the demeanor. As the leader of the program, I take great responsibility getting those things cleaned up and I just told the guys its a five-day week to put this game to bed and work on the next opponent.”

Clemson (1-0, 1-0 ACC) amassed 378 total yards of offense a game-high 229 yards from quarterback DJ Uiagalelei. Will Shipley had a team-high 42 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground for the Tigers as well.

Georgia Tech (0-1, 0-1 ACC) only had 238 yards of total offense an converted only two out of 16 third-down attempts stalling multiple drives. Jeff Sims threw for a team-high 163 yads and one touchdown while also having a team-high 42 rushing yards. The Yellow Jackets offensive line committed multiple false start penalties in the loss.

“The biggest thing with the false starts is that Clemson was doing a good job of stemming and moving the defensive front,” Collins said. “You have to play those situations with poise staying focused doing your assignment, listen to the snap count and see the ball snapped, all those kind of things.”

On the first offensive play from scrimmage in the contest, Sims’ pass was intercepted by Clemson safety Andrew Mukuba. The Yellow Jackets’ defense was able to hold strong and forced a Tigers’ punt.

Georgia Tech’s defense created the first turnover of the contest early in the first quarter when Ayinde Eley forced and recovered a fumble on a run by Uiagalelei.

On the subsequent possession, Georgia Tech converted a fourth and one in its own territory on a quarterback sneak by Sims for two yards. The drive ended with a punt.

Clemson had the first big play of the game on special teams. Carson Donnelly blocked Yellow Jackets’ punter David Shanahan’s attempt which was recovered by Brannon Spector and returned to the five-yard line. The Tigers were able to convert a fourth-and-one for their first score of the game with a one-yard touchdown run by Shipley.

Georgia Tech placekicker Jude Kelly missed a 50-yard field goal attempt on the team’s next possession.

Clemson increased its lead to 14-0 on a six-yard touchdown pass from Uiagalelei to Beaux Collins with 3:52 left in the first half.

Georgia Tech got on the board with 1:15 remaining in the first half on Kelly’s 45-yard field goal.

Clemson outgained Georgia Tech 145-130 in total yards in the first half. The Yellow Jackets had trouble on third downs only converting on one of eight attempts.

The Yellow Jackets’ defense forced a three-and-out on the Tigers’ first possession of the second half. One of those plays was a sack of Uiagalelei forcing an intentional grounding.

Georgia Tech converted a fourth-and-six on its next possession on Malik Rutherford’s 10-yard catch from Sims. The drive was completed with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Sims to EJ Jenkins at the 9:47 mark of the third quarter, cutting Clemson’s lead to 14-10.

BT Potter’s 29-yard field goal with 5:41 left in the third quarter increased the Tigers’ lead to 17-10.

After forcing the Yellow Jackets to punt, Clemson began to take control on its next possession culminating with a nine-yard quarterback keeper by Uiagalelei at the 1:18 mark of the third quarter, making the score 24-10. Potter’s 32-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter gave the Tigers the 27-10 lead.

Clemson blocked a punt of its own which led to a touchdown run by Shipley, his second of the night, making the score 34-10 at the 6:27 left in the fourth quarter.

“Even though it was a very disappointing loss and we’re very upset and hurt, there were things to build on,” Collins said. “We have to find that balance to fix things that have to be fixed and improving upon the things that were good in tonight’s game.”

Georgia Tech returns to action September 10 at home against Western Carolina.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Trenilyas Tatum Media Day interview (8.13.22) — August 13, 2022

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Trenilyas Tatum Media Day interview (8.13.22)

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech football player Trenilyas Tatum for an exclusive interview during the team’s Media Day event August 8. Topics with the sophomore linebacker included his offseason, seeing playing time as a true freshman in 2021, helping to incorporate new players to the roster and representing the state of Georgia on the national stage as a native.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia State men's basketball post-Belmont presser (11.27.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of the Georgia State men's basketball team following the team's 68-66 home defeat to Belmont November 27. Topics with head coach Jonas Hayes along with players Dwon Odom and Jamaine Mann included struggles defending Belmont's outside shooting, the late game sequences when Georgia State had chances to tie the contest and how the team will build from the close contests so far in the non-conference portion of the season. — Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
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Sports Inquirer Show 127: NFL Playoffs recap, College football national championship game preview, Netflix viewing habits (1.11.21) — January 11, 2021

Sports Inquirer Show 127: NFL Playoffs recap, College football national championship game preview, Netflix viewing habits (1.11.21)

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer, we recap the past week of the NFL Playoffs particularly the enjoyment of the Super Wild Card Weekend, the struggles of Pittsburgh as well as the postseason emergence of Cleveland, Buffalo and Tampa Bay as well as previewing the college football national championship game between Alabama and Ohio State in addition to the return of civilized life amid the attacks on the Capital and watching Netflix.

Sports Inquirer Show 127: NFL Playoffs recap, College football national championship game preview, Netflix viewing habits (1.11.21)
Sports Inquirer Show 106: NBA playoffs preview, college football woes, NHL playoffs recap, Atlanta United, Netflix viewing (8.17.20) #sportsinquirer — August 17, 2020

Sports Inquirer Show 106: NBA playoffs preview, college football woes, NHL playoffs recap, Atlanta United, Netflix viewing (8.17.20) #sportsinquirer

In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss life in Atlanta (2:00-9:00), the start of the NBA Playoffs particularly the weakness of the Los Angeles Lakers, depth of the Western Conference, the top-heavy Eastern Conference and the need for the Boston Celtics to emerge as a contender in the Backdoor Cut (9:00-32:00), the continued postponement of college sports in the fall, the #wewanttoplay efforts of Ohio State football quarterback Justin Fields and its impact on the ACC, SEC and Sun Belt with audio from Yellow Jackets’ head coach Geoff Collins and Panthers’ head coach Shawn Elliott in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics (32:00-56:00) and the start of the NHL Playoffs, audio from new Atlanta United signee Erick “Cubo” Torres and what I’m watching on Netflix in the Miscellaneous Department (56:00-65:00)

Sports Inquirer Show 106: NBA playoffs preview, college football woes, NHL playoffs recap, Atlanta United, Netflix viewing (8.17.20) #sportsinquirer
Sports Inquirer Show 93 (5.25.20): Atlanta United, Major League Soccer, College Athletics, NASCAR #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer — May 25, 2020

Sports Inquirer Show 93 (5.25.20): Atlanta United, Major League Soccer, College Athletics, NASCAR #sportsinquirer #atlutd #uniteandconquer

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In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss:

-Atlanta United and the rest of Major League Soccer returning to individual workouts as well as the German Bundesliga having matches in the Original Free Kick portion of the show with audio from United players Brad Guzan and Brooks Lennon (4:00-15:00)

-College athletes returning to campuses for voluntary workouts in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics (15:00-22:00)

-NASCAR return to the track in Charlotte, the Owen Hart episode of the Darkside of the Ring TV series, the golf match of Phil Mickelson/Tom Brady vs. Tiger Woods/Peyton Manning, the adjustments to the NFL Rooney Rule and the struggles of Major League Baseball returning to the field in the Miscellaneous Department (22:00-36:00)

SPORTS INQUIRER SHOW 93 (5.25.20): ATLANTA UNITED, MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER, COLLEGE ATHLETICS, NASCAR
Sports Inquirer Show 87 (4.7.20): Coronavirus impact on golf, Esports, NFL, college football and basketball Hall of Fame #coronavirus #sportsinquirer #masters #kobe #garnett #duncan — April 7, 2020

Sports Inquirer Show 87 (4.7.20): Coronavirus impact on golf, Esports, NFL, college football and basketball Hall of Fame #coronavirus #sportsinquirer #masters #kobe #garnett #duncan

In this edition of the Sports Inquirer Show, we discussed the impact the Coronavirus has had on golf (10:00-15:00), the growth of Esports (15:00-20:00), President Trump’s optimism for return of sports in August (20:00-25:00), the potential struggles of college athletics particularly football with the virus (25:00-31:00) and the announcement of the newest Basketball Hall of Fame class which includes Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan (31:00-40:00).

Sports Inquirer Show 87 (4.7.20): Coronavirus impact on golf, Esports, NFL, college football and basketball Hall of Fame