Ivemeyer had not had significant game experience and there was no one else on the bench behind him who had much, either. Left guard Parker Braun said he tried to block that out.
“You just sort of have to relax and just do your job and not think about it the what-ifs of the situation,” he said. “Just take it play by play and do the best you can.”
Johnson did not give an injury update on Devine after the game. He was injured in the second quarter and came back in the game. He was declared out for good in the third quarter. Devine has been a valuable member of the Tech offense thus far, performing well in creating a surge at the line of scrimmage to open up running lanes in the interior.
Tech’s open date coming up is well-timed for Devine and others dealing with injuries.
“Hopefully we’re going to get some guys back,” Johnson said.