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Technical Tidbits 9/21: Looking Back At Week 2

Looking back at Tech’s week 2 game.

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In football it makes sense to look back and learn from film to better understand the good and bad points of a game. This article does a good job of dissecting the Yellow Jacket’s blowout loss at the hands of the University of Central Florida Knights. Over the last few years, UCF has been a powerhouse in college football — the kind of team that scores big and scores big often. So there’s no shame for Tech in the 49-21 loss. The missing players for Tech were certainly a factor in the loss, but the additions like starting freshman Jahmyr Gibbs, who made his first start, certainly helped bring into light some positive aspects of this team. For one thing, they should be fairly stacked at the running back position over the new few years. True freshman quarterback Jeff Sims wasn’t flawless in his second start as Tech’s quarterback. He had another two interceptions. However, he did continue to display his composure and ability to make big plays when the team needs it. All in all, looking back at the game, despite the lopsided score, the Yellow Jackets flashed moments of the team they are continually developing into, and it should be encouraging for Tech fans.

As mentioned before, the Yellow Jackets were without some key players in Saturday’s loss to UCF. These players included Jordan Mason and Curtis Ryan. The nature of the injuries were not disclosed, though it’s speculated in Mason’s case it may be a foot injury. Hopefully all the players are able to recover quickly and we’ll be able to see them in action in next week’s road game against Syracuse.

In some non-football news, the Georgia Tech swim team has secured a verbal commitment from Turkey’s Deniz Ertan. She would join the team as part of the 2026 recruiting class. As the article points out, it’s not the first Turkish swimmer to commit to Tech. Welcome to the Flats!

Which Tech freshman do you think will have a big game against Syracuse?