For the third game in a row, Georgia Tech gave up a touchdown play covering more than 60 yards. Against Wofford, it was a 92-yard touchdown run. Tulane scored on a 61-yard pass play. Saturday, Georgia Southern’s Matt Breida took a toss on 3rd-and-7 and ran 69 yards for the touchdown.
The Wofford touchdown, the longest ever given up by Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium, was also on a third-and-long situation.
Safety Jamal Golden said that the defense failed to set an edge on the play, giving Breida space to run.
“They just creased us,” he said.
Last season, Tech gave up three plays of 50 yards or more all season.
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