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Technical Tidbits 10/12: Georgia Tech Turns it Around Against Louisville

Turnovers were not a problem on Friday night.

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Well, it’s safe to say that Georgia Tech’s turnover issues weren’t that big of a deal Friday night. Instead, it was Louisville that gave the ball away three times on fumbles. These turnovers were capitalized on by the Jacket offense, with QB Jeff Sims throwing for two touchdowns and carrying for one. Another key asset to the offense was RB Jahmyr Gibbs, who has already become one of five Georgia Tech players to record a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game at least twice in their careers (h/t Andy Demetra). This Saturday against Clemson could be a different story, so let’s enjoy the victories while they last.

The Syracuse game was not pretty for Jeff Sims. In the loss, he was pressured many times and threw four interceptions to the Orange. The bye week must have really helped, as Sims rebounded against Louisville’s pressure to have the highest passer rating of the week when under pressure. This is a big step in the right direction for the young QB, especially with a still-rebuilding offensive line that is prone to mistakes at times.

For those of you that are looking ahead to Saturday (which, why?) the TV network was announced for the game. Tech will be facing Clemson on national network television, ABC, at noon. Interestingly enough, the article above points out that this will be the first season since 2008 with at least three games on national network television. Let’s hope they make the most of the exposure against the no. 1 team in the nation.

This might be one of the coolest things I’ve ever read. It’s not often you get to take a deep dive into a Georgia Tech Blueprint from 1938. The article was a write-up in the yearbook of that season’s men’s basketball team, which won the SEC Championship. This was a big accomplishment at the time; however, that did not translate into an NCAA Tournament berth (the tournament wouldn’t start for another year). While success has been hard to come by recently, a winning basketball tradition on the Flats has been around since the 1930s, it’s just about finding it again.

Be sure to check out Yellow Jacket WR Malachi Carter on “Packer and Durham” tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET on the ACC Network! The junior had the game-sealing catch against the Cardinals.

Question of the Day: Any thoughts on Tech’s matchup with Clemson this weekend?