No first-half issues for Tech against Georgia Southern

So much for slow starts. Georgia Tech, which had struggles on both sides of the ball in the first halves of its first two games this season, blew out of the gates Saturday against Georgia Southern.

The Yellow Jackets gashed Georgia Southern for a 63-yard run by A-back Charles Perkins on the first play from scrimmage and barely slowed down. Tech, which had trailed in the first halves of the Wofford and Tulane games, scored touchdowns on its first five possessions while holding the Eagles to three three-and-outs out of their first five possessions. The half ended 35-10 in Tech’s favor, the largest lead it had held this season to this point.

The one glaring exception to Tech’s first-half prowess was a 69-yard touchdown run by Georgia Southern running back Matt Breida.

Tech finished the first half with 385 yards of total offense, averaging 8.2 yards per play, to 130 for the Eagles and held the ball for 21:29 of the first 30 minutes.

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