The plates – Georgia Tech football got off to a 14-0 start and couldn’t come back in a 42-0 loss to No. 20/17 Ole Miss on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Ole Miss (3-0) scored on its first two possessions — the second on a blocked punt that gave the Rebels a short field — to take a 14-0 lead just 5:09 into the game.
Georgia Tech’s defense settled down after Ole Miss’ first blitz and kept the Rebels off the board for the next 15 possessions. The Yellow Jackets had a chance to cut into the deficit early in the second half when their offensive performance gave them a first-and-goal at the Ole Miss 7, but they were denied a field goal in the 20th. -Ranking the Rebels, the Jackets came up empty from the 4 on fourth-and-goal and still went up 14-0.
Ole Miss took a 21-0 lead into halftime with a touchdown. The Rebels then blocked the end zone on their first three possessions of the second half.
Linebackers Ind. Elay It has been a bright spot for the Yellow Jackets. Entering the weekend as the only NCAA Division I FBS player with at least 20 tackles, two fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble this season, Ealy added to those obscene numbers with 12 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble on Saturday. He led all players in all four categories. Line supporter Charlie Thomas Elaine joined in double figures with 10 tackles.
Quarterback Jeff Sims He went 18-of-32 for 161 yards to lead the Yellow Jackets offensively.
The Yellow Jackets travel to Orlando, Fla. to face UCF. The game will begin at 3:30 or 4 p.m., with television coverage on ESPN2 or ESPNU. Kickoff times and television channels will be announced following the conclusion of Saturday’s games.
Indy Ealy (2) led all players with 12 tackles, three tackles for a loss, a sack and a forced fumble against Ole Miss on Saturday (Photo by Danny Karnick)
- Georgia Tech fell to 1-2 on the season. No. 20/17 Ole Miss moves to 3-0.
- Georgia Tech faces a nationally ranked opponent for the fourth time in its last five games (at No. 6 Notre Dame – Nov. 20, 2021, vs. No. 1 Georgia – Nov. 27, 2021, vs. No. 4 Clemson). September 5; vs. 20/17 Ole Miss – Saturday).
- Georgia Tech falls to 2-3 all-time at Ole Miss Georgia Tech.
- Georgia Tech r-Sr. LB Ind. ElayHe entered the week as the only player in NCAA Division 1 FBS with at least 20 tackles, two fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble this season, with those numbers coming in at 12 tackles, 3.0 for loss, 1.0 sack, and a forced fumble. He led all players in all four categories.
- Eli’s 3.0 loss was a feat (Previous: 2.0 – last Saturday vs. Western Carolina).
- Georgia Tech So. D.L Noah Collins Set a career high with 2.0 tackles for loss (previously: 1.0 – Nov. 27, 2021 vs. Georgia).
- Georgia Tech R-Jr. DB Zamari Walton Set career high with 8.0 tackles (Previously: 7 – Sept. 12, 2020 at Florida State).
- Georgia Tech R-Jr. DB Jaylon Kings The interception in the second quarter was the first of his career.
- Georgia Tech r-Fr. WR Malik Rutherford His 38-yard reception in the first quarter was a career long (previously: 24 vs. Pitt – Oct. 2, 2021).
Jeff Sims completed 18 of 32 passes for 161 yards Saturday against Ole Miss. (Photo by Danny Karnick)
Coach Collins Postgame Press Conference (Video)
Coach Collins Postgame Press Conference (Audio)
Offensive student-athletes postgame press conference
Defensive student-athletes postgame press conference
Game Highlights (ACC Digital Network)
Compressed Play (ACC Digital Network)
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