Georgia Tech rolls over Pittsburgh


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets rushed for seven touchdowns and took advantage of six Pittsburgh turnovers to clean up the Panthers 56-28.

It was all Yellow Jackets from the first quarter, where Pitt would fumble the ball a ridiculous five times. At the end of the first quarter, Tech had a 28-0 lead, and while Pitt recovered some, they never even smelled a comeback.

Running back Broderick Snoddy ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter and ended the game with three scores on six carries and finished with 82 rushing yards. With Zach Laskey out of the game, Synjyn Days picked up the bulk of the carries. Days ran the ball 22 times and, while he never found the end zone, he led the team with 110 rushing yards.

As usual, quarterback Justin Thomas had a nice game on the ground, rushing for 92 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Because of Pitt’s terrible start, Georgia Tech never really needed to throw the ball. Thomas completed five of just 10 passes but tacked on a throwing touchdown for good measure.

This one was never really close at all, and the Jackets totaled 465 rushing yards on 64 rushes.

Pitt running back James Connor managed three touchdowns of his own on just 10 carries, but his performance was largely irrelevant. The Panthers never came within 14 points of the Jackets thanks to their horrific first quarter and essentially handed this one to Paul Johnson’s team right off the bat.

Coming into this game, we expected it to be much more competitive (obviously), but with the win the Jackets are now 3-2 in the ACC and in second place in the Coastal Division behind the Duke Blue Devils.

Next week, the Jackets will take on the Virginia Cavaliers, who lost to UNC today and are 1-2 in the Coastal Division.