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Georgia Tech Falls On The Road To South Florida
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Georgia Tech Falls On The Road To South Florida

Team

  • Georgia Tech dropped its sixth-straight game away from Bobby Dodd Stadium and its fifth-straight true road game. It has not won away from Bobby Dodd Stadium since a 33-18 win over Kentucky in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl (Dec. 31, 2016) and has not won a true road game since a 28-27 win at Georgia (Nov. 26, 2016).
  • The loss was Georgia Tech’s first to a current member of the American Athletic Conference since it dropped a 36-26 decision to Navy on Nov. 23, 1996, snapping an eight-game winning streak over current members of the AAC.
  • USF won for the 18th time in its last 21 home games and the 10th time in its last 11 non-conference games.
  • Georgia Tech rushed for at least 400 yards for the sixth time in the last 13 games (since the beginning of 2017) and the 23rd time in 131 games under Johnson (2008-pres.). Prior to Johnson’s arrival in 2008, Georgia Tech had rushed for 400 yards in a game just eight times in 1,138 all-time games (once every 142.3 games).
  • Georgia Tech’s 81-yard touchdown pass from senior QB TaQuon Marshall to senior AB Clinton Lynch tied for the 10th-longest pass play in program history and was the Yellow Jackets’ longest pass play since Lynch scored on an 83-yard pass from Justin Thomas at North Carolina on Nov. 5, 2016.USF’s 266 yards on kickoff returns were the second-most that
  • Georgia Tech has ever surrendered in a game (prev.: 267 by North Carolina – Nov. 10, 2012). USF’s two touchdowns on kickoff returns matched an NCAA record.

Individual

  • Despite missing significant time in the second half due to a lower-body injury, Georgia Tech senior quarterback TaQuon Marshall rushed for 183 yards and 1 touchdown on 13 carries and completed 9-of-18 passes for 113 yards and 1 touchdown. It marked the seventh 100-yard rushing game of his career, the seventh time that he has rushed and passed for a touchdown in the same game and the third time that he rushed and passed for at least 100 yards in the same game.
  • Marshall’s 45-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the 20th rushing touchdown of his career. He is the fourth quarterback in Georgia Tech history with 20 career rushing touchdowns, joining Tevin Washington (38 – 2009-12), Joshua Nesbitt (35 – 2007-10) and Justin Thomas (22 – 2013-16).
  • Marshall’s 81-yard touchdown pass to Clinton Lynch in the first quarter was the longest completion of Marshall’s career (prev.: 80 to Ricky Jeune vs. Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017).
  • Lynch’s 81-yard reception was the second-longest of his career (long: 83 from Justin Thomas vs. North Carolina, Nov. 5, 2016).
  • Lynch finished with 111 yards on four receptions to become the first Georgia Tech individual with 100 receiving yards in a game since Ricky Jeune at Virginia on Oct. 31, 2015.
  • After replacing Marshall in the third quarter and playing for much of the second half, redshirt freshman QB Tobias Oliver ran for three touchdowns (five, one and one yards), marking the 48th time in Georgia Tech history that anindividual has rushed for three touchdowns in a game.
  • Sophomore Pressley Harvin III’s 62-yard punt in the second quarter matched the longest of his career (prev.: at Miami, Oct. 14, 2017)
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