No turnovers, fumbles for Jackets

After turning the ball over three times last Saturday against Tulane, Georgia Tech played the entire game without a turnover or even a fumble. It’s the first time the Yellow Jackets have played a turnover- and fumble-free game since the season opener last season against Elon.

Quarterback Justin Thomas, who was stripped of the ball once and made an ill-advised pitch on two fumbles last week, did not lack for chances to lose the ball. He ran a career-high 20 times, threw a career-high 24 passes and made 31 handoffs, pitches or tosses and handled all cleanly.

Ball security has been a challenge for the Jackets in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure. Between 2008 and 2013, the Jackets fumbled the ball 200 times in 80 games, the most of any team in FBS. Tech played the first game, against Wofford, with no turnovers and just one fumble, on a punt return.

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