September 30, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) celebrates after he scored a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against the North Carolina at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Second-half recap: Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina

Georgia Tech built off a 10-0 halftime lead over North Carolina on Saturday at Bobby Dodd stadium with a mixture of a swarming defense and explosive plays from the offense.

The Yellow Jackets first touchdown of the second half came after a wild sequence of plays involving both teams. TaQuon Marshall’s fumble gave the Tar Heels the ball in good field position, but Chazz Surratt threw an interception to A.J. Gray on the very next play. With the ball back, KirVonte Benson took advantage with a 63-yard touchdown run where he broke multiple tackles. 

After forcing a punt on the next drive, Marshall had his most explosive run of the day with a 65-yard run that set Tech up in the red zone. He found Ricky Jeune on a 12-yard corner route for a touchdown to give it a 24-0 lead. 

The Tar Heels finally got on the board late in the fourth quarter with an 8-yard touchdown run by Jordon Brown. 

Matthew Jordan came on in relief for Marshall and made the most of his drive. He ran over a UNC defender and jogged in for a 5-yard touchdown run to finish the scoring at 33-7.

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