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Technical Tidbits 12/11: Georgia Tech Defeated by Pitt

In a horribly refereed game.

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Boston College Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

It was a frustrating first half for the Georgia Tech Football team, with the Yellow Jackets playing Pitt close but having just enough errors to go into the half with a nine-point deficit. Particularly bad were Quez Jackson’s failed pitch and fumble on an interception return, and various coverage errors by the Tech secondary. The Yellow Jacket offense could not get anything going, especially on the ground, with 18 yards in the first half. The Jackets played much better in the second half but were hampered by extremely poor officiating. The Tech run defense was just not there, with Pitt’s leading rusher going for 247 yards. Tech will return to action next Saturday on the road against the Miami Hurricanes. Kickoff time TBD.

The Georgia Tech Basketball team has established a tradition of assailing a gas station after a road win under Josh Pastner. The team got their first road win of the season against Nebraska on Wednesday night, but for obvious reasons, couldn’t go into a gas station. So, Pastner got creative. The fifth-year coach brought out a COVID-19 molecule piñata, and got F Khalid Moore to smash it open, revealing a Halloween-like cache of candy. Hopefully, the Jackets will be able to smash open another piñata after their next game, they play at Florida State next Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET, ACCN).

Usually, preferred walk-ons only have one or two scholarship offers, but in Brody Rhodes’ case, he has three (all from triple option schools). Rhodes is the most recent commit to Tech’s class of 2021, and while not adding to the scholarship numbers, he will add some depth to the quarterback room. Rhodes has gone 109/223 with three TDs and three INTs, along with 126 carries for 628 rushing yards (two TDs) for Creekview High this year. Welcome to the Flats, Brody!

The Georgia Tech Volleyball team had a great fall season, playing eight games, dropping the first, but winning the last seven. Outside hitter Savannah Ogle was a part of that winning streak, and she was recently featured in an “Around the Net” article. Check it out!

While the anniversary of this incredibly long set was yesterday, I felt that is was too cool to not mention in the Technical Tidbits.

Question of the Day: What did you think of last night’s game?