The Yellow Jackets started early and scored often in this first half of football. The game got started with an absolutely beautiful 63-yard run by Charles Perkins. The Yellow Jackets would score two plays later with a Justin Thomas touchdown.
In Southern's first offensive drive, they went three and out, thanks to some good defensive work by the defensive line. Jamal Golden made the final stop needed before the 41-yard punt.
Getting the ball back at the 16-yard line, the Yellow Jackets took a 10-play drive all the way down the field for their second TD of the game, a 12-yard pass to Zach Laskey.
The Tech defense has only really made one bad play in this game so far. That came on the next drive when Southern was faced with a third down with seven yards to go. Matt Breida ran for 69 yards and a touchdown.
Georgia Tech would come right back to score though at the beginning of the second quarter with a Tim Byerly one-yard TD run to cap a drive that took almost seven and a half minutes.
After another three-and-out by Southern, the Yellow Jackets maneuvered their way down the field yet again. This time, after Deandre Smelter caught an amazing pass on 3rd and 22, Darren Waller finished off the drive with a four-yard TD catch.
Georgia Tech's next drive saw two amazing catches. The first came for Darren Waller, who was barely able to get a foot in bounds on the reception. The next one came in the form of a 57-yard catch from Deandre Smelter for a touchdown.
Justin Thomas is playing with his hair on fire today. So far, Thomas has rushed for 108 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown, while also completing eight of his 14 passes for 149 yards and three TDs. Thomas is the first Georgia Tech player since former starting QB Vad Lee to pass for and rush for 100 yards in a single game.
Look for Georgia Tech to come out strong again in the second half, so they can put them away.