Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) attempts to make a pitch on the final play of Monday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Tennessee stopped the Jackets on the play to preserve the 42-41 double overtime victory. Hyosub Shin/hshin@ajc.com

Fans react to Georgia Tech going for two in double overtime

In double overtime, Georgia Tech went for two. Paul Johnson explained the play call in his post-game press conference Monday night. 

What coach Paul Johnson said after loss to Tennessee

“It was a counter action,” coach Johnson explained. “We’d set up and we’d run a bunch of two-point plays out of that web thing, a pick screen out of the thing, so we are going to bring the motion, and they took the safety over there, it was going to be a time out, so all they’ve got left is a five technique and a hip linebacker, so we’re supposed to be able to release and pull the guard along the five.”

Tech players respond to Tennessee loss

Instead, Tennessee stopped the Yellow Jackets and won in double overtime 42-41

Fans responded after the play with their thoughts on Georgia Tech’s call. 

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Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson spoke with the media following a 42-41 loss to Tennessee. (by Maghen Moore)

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