Georgia Tech Unable to Overcome Turnovers And Central Florida Offense

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-1, 1-0) entered Saturday’s contest against the Central Florida Knights (1-0) brimming with confidence.

The momentum in last weeks win against Florida State Seminoles seemed to have carried over into this one for the Jackets. Running back Jahmyr Gibbs returned the opening kickoff 79 yards, which led to a one-yard touchdown from quarterback Jeff Sims three play later.

The Knights would tie the game on the following drive with a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dillion Gabrielle to Tre Nixon. From there, Tech just began to unravel. They would miss chances for points on the next two drives, with Sims fumbling in the end zone on the following drive and having a field goal attempt blocked on the following drive.

UCF would go on to score 28 unanswered points before Tech would respond before the half to trim the lead to 14, 28-14.

After a scoreless third quarter, Tech would get on the board again with a 33-yard touchdown run by Gibbs to make it a one-score game, 28-21 with just over 13 minutes remaining in the contest.

That would be short-lived, however, as the Knights scored on the very next drive. They would go on to rip off 21 unanswered points to finish the game.

Tech finished the game with five turnovers, and each one came at an inopportune time, either stalling a drive or killing it before it got started.

For the Knights, Gabrielle finished 27-41 for 417 yards and four touchdowns. They also had six rushers combine for 243 yards. Central Florida ran a no-huddle offense for the majority of the game that gave Georgia Tech fits.

The Yellow Jackets will return to practice this week in preparation for their trip to Syracuse to face the Orange next Saturday.

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