Georgia Tech rolls over Virginia for fourth ACC win


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets had no problems with the Virginia Cavaliers from start to finish Saturday afternoon, cruising to their fourth victory in the ACC with a 35-10 rout.

Justin Thomas threw for three touchdowns, while Synjyn Davis continued to prove himself while Zach Laskey recovers from an injury. After setting a career-high in rushing yards last week, Davis set that mark a bit higher today rushing for 147 total yards.

Davis was clearly the workhorse of the triple-option today, getting 24 of the teams 63 carries. Thomas ran the ball 13 times for just four yards, while no other Tech back had more than seven carries.

More from Georgia Tech Football

In addition to the running game, Davis made his mark as a receiver, hauling in a 17 yard pass from Thomas in the fourth quarter to put the icing on the cake for the Jackets. Davis also had a rushing touchdown in his second “career day” in as many games.

After scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter, the Cavaliers never got close than seven points of the Jackets and couldn’t manage a single score in the second half. The Jacket defense held Virginia to just 284 total yards. 262 of those were through the air and Virginia managed just 22 yards on the ground. That’s normally not what you see with this Tech defense, but with a significant lead for the majority of the game, the pressure was on throughout for the Cavs.

Thomas had a nice day despite his uncharacteristically low rushing numbers. He threw three touchdowns to just one interception while going 7-for-13 through the air.

All in all, it was a sound victory for Paul Johnson’s team and the Jackets are now in a great position in the Coastal Division at 4-2. Next week, they’ll go for five, as they travel to Raleigh to take on the N.C. State Wolfpack.