More efficient pass-game play from Justin Thomas

Before Micheal Summers had turned back to look for the pass, Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas was sending it on its way. The result was a 30-yard touchdown strike to the Yellow Jackets wide receiver, his second score in as many games after none in his first 27 games.

“I kind of knew where he was going to be at,” Thomas said of Summers on the third-quarter scoring pass off a play-action fake.

Saturday, Thomas built on his impressive quarter of play in the season opener with another strong passing game against Tulane. He completed seven of nine passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions.

Thomas finished with a passing efficiency rating of 241.64, his highest against an FBS opponent in any of his 14 career FBS starts. He delivered completions to five different teammates, led by Summers’ three catches for 45 yards and his second touchdown in as many games.

Thomas took advantage of coverage lapses by Tulane, often hitting wide-open targets, but made the reads and throws nonetheless. Dating to 2008, only one team has finished a game against the Green Wave with a higher passer rating than Tech’s 289.88, according to – Army’s three-pass game in 2011.

“It’s just something that, going forward, it’ll become even better as the season goes along,” Thomas said.