Three touchdowns in the second quarter provided enough points for the Blue team to prevail with a 24-14 victory against the White team in Georgia Tech’s spring football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday night.
While starting quarterback TaQuon Marshall missed the game because of strep throat, he may not have played much even if he had been healthy. The quarterback battle of the spring was for the advantage to enter preseason camp as the No. 2 QB. Lucas Johnson and Tobias Oliver are the lead competitors in that battle, and they played most of the game Friday night.
Ken Sugiura, the AJC’s Tech beat writer, reported that according to coach Paul Johnson, the most important statistic was that no player sustained a serious injury.
AJC columnist Mark Bradley reported that the first look at Tech’s new defense was not discouraging.
You can also check out photos from the game at AJC.com.
Here is a look at some of the key statistics from Friday night’s game:
Rushing: Jerry Howard, 13 carries-64 yards, 1 TD, 15-yard long, 4.9 per carry; Tobias Oliver, 20 carries-52 yards, 0 TDs, 10-yard long, 2.6 per carry; Jordan Ponchez-Mason, 7 carries-22 yards, 1 TD, 8-yard long, 3.1 per carry.
Passing: Tobias Oliver, 3-of-9, 43 yards, 38-yard long, 0 INTs, 0 TDs.
Receiving: Andonicas Sanders, 2 catches, 5 yards, no TDs; Jarett Cole, one catch, 38 yards.
Rushing: Joseph Macrina, 8 carries-29 yards, 0 TDs, 12-yard long, 3.6 per carry; Clinton Lynch, 3 carries-28 yards, 0 TDs, 11-yard long, 9.3 per carry; Josh Blancato, 2 carries-21 yards, 0 TDs, 19-yard long, 10.5 per carry; KirVonte Benson, 7 carries-20 yards, 1 TD, 7-yard long, 2.9 per carry; Qua Searcy, 2 carries-9 yards, 0 TDs, 7-yard long, 4.5 per carry.
Passing: Lucas Johnson, 5-of-17, 143 yards, 53-yard long, 1 INT, 1 TD.
Receiving: Brad Stewart, 3 catches, 100 yards, no TDs; Clinton Lynch, 1 catch, 33 yards, 1 TD; Qua Searcy, 1 catch, 10 yards, no TDs.
First downs: White 11, Blue 16
Net yards rushing: White 139, Blue 122
Net yards passing: White 43, Blue 154
Total offense: White 182, Blue 276
Third-down conversions: White, 3-of-12; Blue, 5-of-15.
Fourth-down conversions: White, 2-of-2; Blue 0-of-0.
Possession time: White, 23:45; Blue, 34:46.