Marshall, Glanton, Henderson named Georgia Tech’s players of week

October 21, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) scores a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Georgia Tech beat Wake Forest 38-24. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM



For their contributions to their team’s 38-24 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall, defensive tackle Brentavious Glanton and linebacker Jaquan Henderson were named the team’s players of the week for offense, defense and special teams, respectively.

Marshall ran 23 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns of 49 and 70 yards, leading the Jackets’ comeback from a 21-10 deficit in the first half. It’s Marshall’s fourth 100-yard rushing game this season. His 117.3 rushing yards per game lead the ACC, ahead of B-back KirVonte Benson in second place at 108.7 yards per game, and his 11 rushing touchdowns are tied for most in the conference.

Glanton, a sophomore, tied for the team lead with a career-high six tackles, including one for a loss. Late in the fourth quarter, he helped provide the surge on Wake Forest’s fourth-and-1 unsuccessful run attempt.

“He played his best game since he’s been here on Saturday,” coach Paul Johnson said of Glanton. “He had some tackles and assists and fought in there. It was his best game.”

Henderson, a freshman, made two solo tackles on the punt team.

“He’s made some plays, made some tackles,” Johnson said of Henderson. “He’s a really good athlete. He can run. He might be the fastest guy on the team, actually.”

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