Georgia Tech running back Jordan Mason (27) celebrates after he scored a touchdown in the second half. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Comments from Georgia Tech players following loss to The Citadel

Comments from Georgia Tech team members David Curry, Jalen Camp, Jordan Mason and Tariq Carpenter after the team’s 27-24 overtime loss to The Citadel on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium:

Linebacker David Curry

“We had plenty of opportunities to get off the field on third down and guys with hot tempers decided to flare up and we just didn’t play disciplined football out there today.”

“We’re going to come in and we’re going to go to work. That’s all I’ve got to say. It’s going to be good to get our legs back underneath us, but we’ve got a lot of work to do and we all know that. One thing’s for sure – we’re going to stick together as a team. Each one of us loves each other and we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

“It just comes down to guys doing their job. It starts up front and then to the linebackers and then to the secondary. Everybody’s got to do their job.”

Wide receiver Jalen Camp

“We’ve just got to make sure the quarterback is on the same page with the running back and the blocking scheme on the perimeter. So we all need to be on the same page. For a couple drives there, we were doing that.”

“First of all, the first thing we need to do is just watch the film and correct the things that we messed up. there were a lot of things we need to fix. So that’s the first step, and then the next step is put it in the trash, put it behind us and kind of focus and stay optimistic on what we still have to come.”

Running back Jordan Mason

“You’ve got to give credit to The Citadel. They ran the triple option, they ran it the way it’s supposed to be run. It’s just triple option – they ran the clock out and they did their thing. We tried to our thing on our side, which, we’re supposed to take care of the ball more and are supposed to score touchdowns every time we touch the ball. But they got it with the triple option, so give credit to them.”

On offensive line: “It’s always a blessing to have a line like I have. Jahaziel (Lee) went down, Hamp Gibbs had to step up. I’m glad it wasn’t new to him because coach Collins emphasizes everybody gets the same reps (in practice). So I’m just glad that he got reps and it wasn’t new to him when he came in. Offensive line, I give credit to them. They did their thing and we just came up short.

Safety Tariq Carpenter

“I think we had a bad week of practice, so I just feel like all that carried onto the field. we just weren’t playing like we were, mentally.”

“That loss hurt. I feel like it hurt more than Clemson just because of the team that we played. We’ve got a bye week coming up, so we’re going to have a lot of things to work on.”

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