Epic performance by #JustinThomas leads #GaTech to win over #Duke

29 Oct

Epic performance by #JustinThomas leads #GaTech to win over #Duke

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Maybe it was #GTHomecoming. Maybe it was the accolades other ACC  QBs like Louisville! s Lamar Jackson, Clemson’s DeShaun Watson or even FSU’s  freshman Deondre Francois have been receiving from the press. Or maybe it was just the competive fire that burns within. Whatever it was the results were outstanding. The 5th yr senior amassed over 450 yards of total offense as Tech held on for a 38-35 win over Duke at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

His rushing yards included a  bob Dan weave scramble for. 1st down on 3rd and 17  wit about 2 mins to ice the game for the Jackets. Thomas was 10-14 – 264 passing  with 2TDs. He also rushed for a net 195 yds and 2 more TDs. Ga Tech needed all of his exploits as the defense allowed  Duke to run 75 plays and amass 559 yards of offense. The Blue Devils after trailing 28-7 at the half, mounted a furious comeback and took a 35-31 lead in the 4th qtr.  But Thomas came to the rescue leading GT down the field and threw a 21 yd TD to Clinton Lynch for the winning score. Duke QB Daniel Jones had a great game too. He threw for 309 yards and rushed for 72  more. Next up for Georgia Tech is a road game against the always tough North Carolina Tar Heels.

 

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