Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) dives in the endzone for a touchdown in the first half of Monday's game. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Georgia Tech, Tennessee by the numbers

Monday night’s Chick-fil-A kickoff game was full of offense for Georgia Tech, but the Yellow Jackets lost to Tennessee 42-41 in double overtime after an attempt to go for two. 

Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson was not pleased with the loss, and he made that clear in his post-game press conference

“I don’t think I’ve ever been in a game where you run 96 plays and have 655 yards and lose,” Johnson said. 

Paul Johnson explains failed two-point conversion

So, lets look at the two teams’ numbers from Monday night:

1. First Downs

Georgia Tech: 33

Tennessee: 18

2. Net Yards Rushing

Georgia Tech: 535

Tennessee: 148

3. Total Offense Yards

Georgia Tech: 655

Tennessee: 369

4. Total Offense Plays

Georgia Tech: 96

Tennessee: 59

5. Fumbles: Number-Lost

Georgia Tech: 3-2

Tennessee: 0-0

6. Possession Time

Georgia Tech: 41:27

Tennessee: 18:33

7. Third-Down Conversions

Georgia Tech: 13 of 18

Tennessee: 5 of 12

8. Points Off Turnovers

Georgia Tech: 0

Tennessee: 14

After a double overtime loss to Tennessee Monday, the Yellow Jackets play again Sept. 9 against Jacksonville State. 

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