For the second straight game, the Yellow Jackets scored on the first four possessions and jumped out to a 28-0 lead. They also racked up almost 600 yards of total offense that included almost 400 yards on the ground. Their triple-option attack proved powerful again and the passing attack is growing stronger. Washington only threw eight passes; but reached over 200 yards. Backup quarterback Synjyn Days added two more touchdowns on runs, and he and running back David Sims both rushed for 91 yards. Georgia Tech held itself to only one turnover in this game, and was penalized only three times.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders did show a little bit a light after the onslaught was completed. Tech made it 42-7 by halftime and became lenient just enough in the fourth quarter that helped the Blue Raiders pull off two late touchdowns. Middle Tennessee’s defense was exploited and their offense strong but clumsy as the Yellow Jackets controlled the time of possession. The Blue Raiders only had one three-and-out, but as they were getting first downs they foiled their drives with either a turnover or inconsistent productivity. Raiders quarterback Logan Kilgore tossed the ball 28 times for only 114 yards and one interception and Middle Tennessee was only 6 of 13 on third downs.
The Blue Raiders fall to 0-2 and play Troy on September 17th. The 2-0 Yellow Jackets play in Atlanta against the Kansas Jayhawks on the 17th as well. Kansas beat them last year 28-25 in Lawrence.