Tech’s Days passes 100 yards again

Georgia Tech B-back Synjyn Days continued his solid play Saturday, accumulating 157 yards on 19 carries in place of the injured Zach Laskey. The former quarterback and A-back contributed a career-long 53-yard run in the first quarter, a touchdown off a triple-option give from quarterback Justin Thomas behind center Freddie Burden and right guard Shaquille Mason. It gave Tech a 14-13 lead that it never gave up.

It was the longest run by a B-back since Matt Connors ran 55 yards against BYU last season. Coach Paul Johnson has been calling for more big plays out of the position this season.

“I did a little bit more stretching this game than last game, so I was able to get more of a stride,” Days said. He credited the blocking of the line and the A-backs on the play saying “pretty much nobody was around me.”

In his first three starts of his career at the position, which he moved to in the preseason to back up Laskey, Days has three consecutive 100-yard rushing games, the first player to do that since Jonathan Dwyer had four such games in a row in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Days, in fact, had 100 yards before the first quarter was over.

Said N.C. State coach Dave Doeren, “Their fullback is a very good runner and we did not tackle him.”

The Tech record for consecutive 100-yard games is nine, held by Tashard Choice.