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Technical Tidbits 12/1: Georgia Tech Football Brings Honors Home

Three Jackets were recognized by the ACC for their strong performances against Duke.

Georgia Tech v Boston College Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images

After a big victory on Saturday, it’s no surprise that multiple Tech Football players got ACC Player of the Week honors. Jeff Sims showed a little rust in the passing game, finishing 13/23 for 146 yards, but threw for three touchdowns. On the ground, Sims had a tremendous outing, rushing for 108 yards. This led to Sims taking ACC Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season. For his two sacks, his forced fumble, and his fumble recovery for a TD, Jordan Domineck was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week. Last but not least, OL Zach Quinney was named Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week for his help in Tech’s 377 rushing yards. Congratulations, Jackets!

After the stirring performance Saturday, one can only hope that COVID-19 won’t derail this weekend’s game against N.C. State. This year’s game will start at 4 p.m. ET on the ACC Network, but it will quickly get dark in Raleigh. That should bring some helpful energy to the Jackets, who always seem to play pretty well under the lights.

Since it’s the first of December, even if you don’t have an AJC subscription you should still be able to read the article above as one of your five monthly “freebies.” It details the newest addition to Tech’s transfer class, redshirt freshman OL Nick Pendley. The Creekview (GA) High graduate played just over a season for Mississippi State, where he appeared in two games in 2019 and four in 2020. Pendley just was not the best fit for Coach Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. Pendley should provide some veteran experience to a Tech offensive line that still sees its share of struggles. Welcome to the Flats, Nick!

COVID-19 can’t stop one of the GTAA’s best charitable traditions. It will be different, with collections not happening before sporting events like they normally do. Instead, the GTAA is “adopting” 25 families from the Atlanta Children’s Shelter’s “Adopt-A-Family” event this holiday season. If you would still like to participate, the article above has an address that new, unwrapped toys and checks can be mailed to.

Our own advanced stats writer Robert Binion has been singing DL Jordan Domineck’s praises since the offseason. Domineck’s performance Saturday further backs up Robert’s statistical vision.

Question of the Day: What are you looking for this weekend against N.C. State?