Georgia Tech came into this game against Kentucky knowing it needed to get on the board quickly. Kentucky features an explosive offense that put up over 40 points on Louisville in its final game of the season.
The Yellow Jackets triple-option offense would need to be running full speed to keep up with that kind of pace. That’s why it’s always welcome when the defensive can get some points on the board.
In today’s TaxSlayer Bowl, that got it rolling on the opening drive of the game.
Georgia Tech’s P.J. Davis recovered a fumble from Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson and took it 41 yards to the house to give the Yellow Jackets an early lead.
Run, big man, run. Stumbling and tripping his way into the end zone, the fumble return was taken back over 35 yards for the score. The Yellow Jackets were a surprising 8-4 this season and are hoping to end the season on a high note, then convert their created value into a marketing tool for the recruiting trail.
At the half, the Yellow Jackets are close to turning it into a laugher; they lead 20-3. They have kept the Wildcats offense in check and have only surrendered only 147 total yards.