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Tech Offense Shines In Friday Night Win
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Tech Offense Shines In Friday Night Win

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were in need of a win against the Louisville Cardinals on Friday night. After two straight losses, the Jackets were staring a third in a face until they turned it on in the fourth quarter, ripping three straight scores to get the 46-27 win. 

The Cardinals were driving, holding on to a 27-26 lead with just over 11 minutes and looking to put the game away. Tech needed a big play, and they got it when they forced a fumble and recovered. 

Two plays later, quarterback Jeff Sims hit wide receiver, Malachi Carter, on a slant for a 41-yard gain down to the 10-yard line. After a set of penalties on both teams, the Cardinals found themselves with a third-and-goal from the Louisville 19-yard line. Sims found running back Jahmyr Gibbs for a 19-yard touchdown to put the Jackets up 32-27. 

After forcing a Louisville punt, Tech would get the ball back with 5:41 left to go in the game, looking to put the game away. Six plays into the drive, Sims found Carter wide open over the middle for a 34-yard touchdown. That score would put Tech up 39-27 and it was all but over. 

The Jackets would add one more touchdown late for good measure.

Sims played his best game of the season so far, completing 11 of 21 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns. Most importantly, he didn’t have any turnovers, which have plagued him the past few weeks. Sims added 64 yards and a touchdown on the ground. 

Tech is off until Saturday when the No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers come to town. 

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