In-game Replay: TaQuon Marshall finishes off long touchdown drive

September 23, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) leaps over Pittsburgh defensive lineman Mike Herndon (66) for yardage in the first half of an NCAA college football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Georgia Tech won 35 - 17 over the Pittsburgh. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM



After a three-and-out to start the game, the Georgia Tech offense got it going on its second possession against North Carolina on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Paul Johnson and players preached all week that the Yellow Jackets would need to hold on to the ball and finish long drives against a dangerous Tar Heels defense, and they did just that.

TaQuon’s Marshall’s 5-yard run finished off an 18-play, 90-yard drive that lasted 8:54. It’s tied for the ninth longest drive in Georgia Tech history.

On the score, Marshall avoided a would-be tackler in the backfield and scrambled for a diving touchdown that gave Tech a 7-0 lead. It’s his 10th touchdown run of the season.

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