WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Notes, Quotes

The Sports Xchange

September 11, 2018 at 9:04 pm.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

–QB TaQuon Marshall bounced back from a mediocre first game and played well in the loss to South Florida. Marshall ran for 113 yards and threw for 183 yards, despite missing more than a quarter with an injured toe. His 81-yard touchdown pass to Clinton Lynch was the longest of his career. He has rushed for 100 yards in seven games, rushed and passed for a touchdown in three games, and rushed and passed for 100 yards in three games.

–FB Jordan Mason showed he could handle a load when he carried 13 times for 96 yards when he had to fill in for injured starter KirVonte Benson. Mason doesn’t have the elusiveness and big-play potential as Benson, but is a steady runner and good blocker. In two games he’s rushed 24 times for 181 yards and one touchdown.

–CB Ajani Kerr led the team with seven tackles (six of them solo) against South Florida. The sophomore did not start but was able to play plenty of snaps. Kerr had three tackles in the opener. He will likely continue to come off the bench behind starter Jaytlin Askew.

–DT Kyle Cerge-Henderson had an inspired effort last week when he played in his hometown of Tampa. (He estimated 40 to 45 friends and family members attended.) The big nose tackle came away with six tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks. He entered the game with one career sack.

SERIES HISTORY: Pittsburgh leads Georgia Tech 7-5. The Yellow Jackets won 35-17 in 2017 in Atlanta. Pittsburgh is 4-1 at home.

QUOTE TO NOTE: “You create your own luck. Got to make plays. The first drive of the second half when they came out and scored, we should have had an interception. Threw it right through one of our guys hands in the flat. You have a chance to make a play. Same thing on offense. When you have a chance, you have to make plays. You have to hold onto the ball.” — Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson

 

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