Ramblin’ Wreck hits on all cylinders

Marcus Marshall ran for 184 yards and Patrick Skov scored three TDs as Georgia Tech rolled over Alcorn State 69-6 in its season opener Thursday night.

The Jackets scored on their first seven possessions and led 34-0 after the first quarter.

Our team at the AJC has your team covered. See all of our reports on Georgia Tech’s victory at MYAJC.com.

What the victory means

ExploreMark Bradley column: No apologies from the No. 16 team

Bradley excerpt:

“Let’s not quibble. (Let’s leave that for Paul Johnson, and even he’d strain to carp over this one.) Georgia Tech looked great Thursday night, and it wasn’t just great-by-comparison. The Yellow Jackets were energized and forceful and swift and strong and … well, pretty much everything you’d ever want a football team to be.

Tech beat Alcorn State, the reigning SWAC champ and the preseason choice to win its division again, in a way the best FBS team shouldn’t beat the worst FCS entry.”

Welcome back

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How the game was won

ExploreA quarter-by-quarter breakdown of the victory
ExploreGet a full breakdown of the game’s statistics

Youngsters just showing off

Eight freshmen get a chance to play

Welcome snaps

ExploreThomas backup Byerly sharp in relief


ExploreSigns of progress in several areas

The fast start

ExploreA record-setting first quarter

MYAJC special

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