Gameday Live Blog/Open Thread: Bulldogs @ Yellow Jackets | Game 12
It's that time. The 114th edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate is finally here. Capping off a three game home-stand to end the regular season, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-8, 2-6) are set to take on the #4 Georgia Bulldogs (4-6, 1-5) here in at Atlanta, GA at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Tech hasn't had all that much success in recent years against the Bulldogs. The Yellow Jackets have won just 3 times in their last 18 attempts against Georgia, with UGA holding an all-time series advantage of 67-41-5.
Kickoff is set for 12:00pm, and you can catch the game on ABC.
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Ahead of today's 12:00pm kickoff, be sure to check out our preview of Georgia, as well as some additional pregame readings:
Uniform Combo vs. Georgia:
Game Day Captains:
- Juanyeh Thomas (S)
- Tre Swilling (CB)
- Jordan Mason (RB)
- Zach Quinney (OL)
As part of Georgia Tech’s season long tribute to Brandon Adams, offensive lineman Chris Martin will wear #90 against Georgia.
- Leading wide receiver Lawrence Cager is out for the season after suffering a severe ankle injury in practice this past Wednesday.
Georgia Tech has won the toss and elected to receive.
The Yellow Jackets start with a pair of 3 yard plays but nothing on third down, being forced to go three and out on their first drive.
Tech stepped up on defense, with Quez Jackson, Tre Swilling and Kaleb Oliver all making great plays in coverage to force UGA to go three and out as well.
Another three and out for the Jackets, and the punt return by the Bulldogs takes it into plus territory at the 36 yard line. However the Jackets don't allow the Dawgs to advance much further, allowing only a 50 yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship.
Georgia 3, Georgia Tech 0.
Tech goes three and out yet again, but gets a better punt off this time around. With QB Jake Fromm starting the game 0-4, UGA goes to a run heavy attack and it pays immediate dividends. D'Andre Swift and Brian Herrien break off a pair of big runs to allow Fromm to take one over the top and get on the goal line. The Dawgs punch it in on try next play.with Herrien.
Georgia 10, Georgia Tech 0.
Georgia Tech almost converts their first 3rd down of the game, but QB James Graham has the ball popped out of his hands before he gets into space. Fortunately William Lay III falls on it and the Jackets punt it away.
On the ensuing UGA drive, a pair of long runs and 49 passing yards from Jake Fromm gives the Bulldogs another touchdown in the first.
Georgia 17, Georgia Tech 0.
The Georgia defensive front is as good as advertised. Tech has yet to convert a first down in their first 5 drives of the game. Punter Pressley Harvin has amassed 205 yards in punting alone.
Defense collects itself, forcing Fromm to three 3 consecutive incompletions.
Unfortunately, the Georgia defense also remains strong and force Tech's sixth 3 and out. However the Dawgs muff the ensuing punt allowing Tech to recover the ball in the red zone. Not only do the Yellow Jackets get their first 3rd down conversion of the game, but get their first touchdown thanks to a 6 yard pass to Tyler Davis.
Georgia 17, Georgia Tech 7.
Head coach Geoff Collins opts to go for a surprise onside kick, and the Yellow Jackets come up with the ball at midfield. But the stout Georgia defense continues to hold back the Jackets, and forces them to punt again.
The Tech defense steps up and makes a big play of their own, with Quez Jackson forcing D'Andre Swift to fumble the ball at midfield. Jordan Mason gets going for some hard fought runs, but it's all for naught as Brenton King misses the field goal attempt.
UGA takes over at the 20, driving to just beyond midfield. Tech's defense makes some late stops, and Rodrigo Blankenship misses the field goal attempt as time expires.
HALFTIME: Georgia 17, Georgia Tech 0.
A short kick and good return gives the Bulldogs a short field to work with to start the half. From there it only takes the Bulldogs 4 plays to get into the endzone, and are also assisted by a PI call on Tre Swilling.
Georgia 24, Georgia Tech 7.
The Jackets muster a nice 23 yard screen catch from Malachi Carter but not much else, being forced to punt for the 8th time.
Fromm find his receiver on third down, with Eli Wolf catching it and running 47 yards to set up the UGA in the redzone and injuring Brentavious Glanton in the process. Fortunately, David Curry forces a fumble and Tre Swilling recovers it. Of note, D'Andre Swift is also injured on the fumble.
Much like most of the game, the Jackets can't get anything going and punt again. As they were pinned on there own goal line, the punt only gets out to the UGA 41. It only takes 1 play for the Bulldogs to score, with Fromm finding George Pickens for the 41 yard TD.
Georgia 31, Georgia Tech 7.
Pressley Harvin punts it away for the 10th time today, after the drive starts on the 10 yard line and can't go anywhere. Once again, Fromm orchestrates another drive culminating in a touchdown, this time just a 34 yard drive after inheriting good field position. After the play, Tre Swilling and George Pickens are flagged for fighting, with both getting ejected.
Georgia 38, Georgia Tech 7.
Tech punts it away for the 11th time today, pulling with 1 of tying the school record set in 2007.
With a 31 point lead, UGA opts to go with backup quarterback Stetson Bennett for the remainder of the game. Even without D'Andre Swift still not in the game, the Bulldogs continue to score, handling Tech with ease at the line of scrimmage.
Georgia 45, Georgia Tech 7.
Again, Georgia Tech punts.
After Georgia has to punt, Tech does it again for the 12th time today. It ties a school record.
Halfway through the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets opt to go with Jordan Yates at QB for the remainder of the game.
On a Georgia punt, Tech muffs the punt while standing just outside the goal line, and it is recovered by Georgia for a touchdown.
Georgia 52, Georgia Tech 7.
Jordan Yates gets a bit of drive going against the UGA backups, but the clock runs out before any points are score.