This game was frustrating. Tech did some really good things, particularly on defense, but the offense was utterly unable to take advantage. This team is just not there quite yet.
- Georgia Tech’s defense forced three early turnovers.
- The defense dominated in the second half, only allowing a single field goal after a 3 and out.
- Georgia Tech played a relatively clean game. Penalties have been a recurring issue, but the Yellow Jackets avoided those mistakes today especially on the offensive line and the defensive secondary.
- Jerry Howard had a huge punt block that gave Georgia Tech a ton of momentum and could have been a turning point in the game.
- James Graham had a beautiful touchdown pass to Ahmarean Brown off of a turnover.
- Lucas Johnson moved the ball better than James Graham, but he got hurt and fumbled at the goal line on his big drive.
- Georgia Tech missed a field goal, gave up some decent punt returns, got penalized on two kick returns, and just all around played sloppy on special teams.
- Georgia Tech scored their first offensive points off of a turnover all season, but only got one first down on their other three turnovers.
- Jordan Mason was stuffed for only 56 yards on 15 carries. Not atrocious, but not good.
- Once again GT got off to a slow start. Pitt had two long scoring drives before Tech’s offense woke up at all.
- James Graham got benched at halftime due to poor play. Lucas Johnson did a little better, but got hurt on his third drive. Graham didn’t do any better in his second stint.
- Pitt was in the backfield on nearly every offensive play. The offensive line was completely outmatched by the Panthers defense
- James Graham was 3/13 for just 57 yards. He struggled stepping into throws which led to a lot of overthrows. His interception was a deep throw where he got hammered and never should have thrown the ball, He decided he was throwing it before the play.
- Tech had confusion setting up their defense several times. They had multiple substitution penalties and struggled to line up before Pitt scored a long touchdown on a direct snap.