5 Georgia Tech stories worth reading before kickoff

Georgia Tech running back KirVonte Benson (30) celebrates with teammates after he scored a a touchdown in the first half of NCAA college football game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday, September 4, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Good morning

As the 12:30 p.m. kickoff arrives, some suggested reading to get ready for the game:

ExploreHow can TaQuon Marshall improve in his second start? (myajc)

A look at the mistakes that quarterback TaQuon Marshall made in the midst of his record-breaking performance against Tennessee on Monday night, and where he can get better.

Paul Johnson: “Was he perfect? Far from it.”

ExploreHow Paul Johnson chose to go with TaQuon Marshall (myajc)

The coach explained when Marshall began to separate himself from the competition, and how he informed Matthew Jordan, who had gone into the camp as the Jackets’ No. 1.

ExploreGeorgia Tech’s Shamire Devine reminds why he was wanted (myajc)

Devine came into the Tennessee game as a backup and provided a spark to the Jackets’ offense, overpowering Volunteers defensive linemen to open up creases for quarterback TaQuon Marshall and B-back KirVonte Benson. Devine explained how he readied himself physically for this season. Two words: “Forest conditioning.”

ExplorePutting Georgia Tech’s offensive game into context (myajc)

They held the ball for more than 41 minutes of regulation and compiled a jaw-dropping 655 yards. How does Tech’s performance against Tennessee compared with some of the better offensive games in the Paul Johnson era?

ExploreMore freshmen will remove redshirts for Georgia Tech (ajc)

Four members of the 2017 signing class played against Tennessee. Paul Johnson said more will be joining them.

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