Yellow Jackets Roll, Defeat Elon 70-0

Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Georgia Tech managed over 500 yards of offense and scored two defensive touchdowns en route to a shallacking of the Phoenix.

We all knew what was going to happen before the first snap was taken. Elon was an undermatched opponent by far, and Tech had no business letting them hang around in this game. Luckily, we didn't pull a Kansas State, and we took care of business from the get-go. Georgia Tech scored touchdowns on each of its first five drives, needing only a total of 25 plays to do so. They added a pick-six from Tyler Marcordes before their first punt within two minutes of halftime. The second half was far more tame, only yielding three touchdowns on four drives, with the addition of a second pick-six courtesy of Chris Milton.

The offense's performance was quite impressive, though the defense allowed a lot more yards than I would have liked to see. Elon racked up 250 yards of offense, and even though they didn't score it concerns me that a team like the Phoenix was able to move the ball that well. At the same time, the defensive line that's gotten a lot of preseason hype was fairly unspectacular. It was the fourth quarter when Anthony Williams recorded the team's only sack, and the defensive line only produced about 15 tackles as a unit (including second- and third-stringers). Their lack of a consistent pass rush likely contributed to issues with pass defense. That said, the run defense was solid and hardly yielded anything the entire game.

All in all, it was a good effort from Tech with some good mixed in with some bad. Nobody got majorly injured, and that's a major win in itself. The bug was there for squashing, and we didn't let it bite us. What more can really be said?

What were your thoughts on what you saw today?

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