September 29, 2018 Atlanta - Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) dives into the endzone for a touchdown in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 29, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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What Georgia Tech players said after the Bowling Green game

Post-game comments from Georgia Tech players Jalen Camp, David Curry, TaQuon Marshall, Victor Alexander, Clinton Lynch and Anree Saint-Amour after the team’s 63-17 win over Bowling Green.

Wide receiver Jalen Camp

On catching a 33-yard pass for Tech’s first play from scrimmage:

“I was pretty shocked when he called the play at first, the first play of the game because normally we’re running a run play. I just took it as an opportunity to run my route good and make the play.”

On the team’s progress Saturday:

“The first third of the season, the first couple of games, there was a lot of things that we were hurting ourselves on. It had nothing to do with the opportunity today. I felt like we put some things together. We’re not finished yet, but I think we took a good step towards that way.”

Linebacker David Curry

On winning handily:

“It was fun, and that’s what we’re supposed to do. In our heads, we’re supposed to do that. We’re supposed to go out there and dominate.”

On improvement of defense:

“When it comes to just the defense taking the next step, we’re getting better and better at our base defense. Every single day we’re getting better. That’s what coach (Nate Woody) harps on. The better you can get our base defense, the more stuff he can throw at us to give us tools to stop the offense. So I feel like as a defense, we are getting a lot better at our base defense and now it’s just adding in the new stuff and all the tools.”

On the targeting penalty being in the back of his mind:

“You try not to. Like today, I was going to hit the quarterback and trying to go hit him really hard and then I thought about it and I let up and even the ref came up to me. He said, ‘That was smart, 32. Good job.’ Especially when it comes to the quarterback, you’ve got to be careful. I don’t play with the thinking, like, I can’t go hit people, but, yeah, it’s in the back of my head because, in my opinion, I barely touched the guy vs. USF and I got targeting.”

Quarterback TaQuon Marshall

On his first pass to Jalen Camp:

“I just tried to put the ball in the place where only he could catch it. It came up to be a big play and it kind of got our offense rolling in the first half.”

On improved pitch relationship with A-backs:

“It worked out well. As you can see, we didn’t have any balls on the ground with any pitches, so I think the correlation between me and the A-backs was pretty good. I think sometimes we’re a little closer, but it worked out. I just tried to put the ball in their hands so they could run.”

On not making mistakes:

“We’ve been moving the ball. That hasn’t been the problem. But once we can eliminate those mistakes, then things’ll start going. And I mean, before halftime, what were we? Four-for-four on drives? I mean, you can’t really beat that.”

On passing better (5-for-6):

“I’ve always known I’ve had the ability to pass the ball. The guys upfront did an awesome job giving me plenty of time and I really overemphasized this week just getting deep in the pocket so I could get myself a little bit more room and I could see things a lot better.

Linebacker Victor Alexander

On defense’s play:

“We practice all week on tempo, but you can practice and prepare for a lot of things, but when the game comes, or when something happens, sometimes you’re just a little slow, but we were able to adjust quickly, get back together and figure out what was going on, and we fixed it. That’s what transpired in the second half.”

A-back Clinton Lynch

On how he realized he’d reached 1,000 receiving yards:

“I was really, like, listening in for the announcer. Once he said, like, fortysomething, I knew, O.K., I did it. Had my little moment and just went on to the next play.”

On the achievement of 1,000 yards rushing and receiving:

“I’m really just in awe about that, (that) I’m the first one to do it. It still hasn’t really hit me yet. It’s kind of weord. I’m just taking in the moment as best I can.”

Defensive end Anree Saint-Amour

On seeing the tipped pass that he intercepted:

“My eyes got real big. Thank God for the opportunity. Desmond Branch made a great play on the ball tipping it up there. Once I saw the ball, I was just, like, dang, there’s my moment. Just catch the ball, ‘Ree,’ catch the ball. So, caught the ball, made a touchdown. It was a great time.”

On defense’s improvement:

“I feel like I understand the defense more, understanding the stunts that we run, understanding where everybody behind me fits and beside me fits and how to rush it. Coach (Jerome) Riase’s been doing a great job with explaining the whole defense to us so we can understand what we’re doing throughout the play. I feel like the whole d-line and the whole defense is, every game, we’re understanding it more. We’re getting more comfortable. It’s becoming our own skin and I feel like it’s showing up on the field.”

More

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The recap of Georgia Tech’s win over Bowling Green

Michael Cunningham’s column about the fun returning to Bobby Dodd Stadium

Clinton Lynch claimed a piece of Tech history on Saturday

What Paul Johnson said after the Bowling Green game

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