LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 05: TaQuon Marshall #16 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets runs the ball in the first half of the game against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on October 05, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

What Georgia Tech players said after the Louisville game

Comments following the game from Georgia Tech players Anree Saint-Amour, Qua Searcy, Charlie Thomas, Parker Braun and TaQuon Marshall:

DEFENSIVE END ANREE SAINT-AMOUR

On the defense improving:

“It’s just everybody fitting into their spots. Like one of my sacks today, if Brandon (Adams) didn’t get up the field and push that pocket, then I wouldn’t be abel to get there. So everybody doing their job and everybody fitting where they’re fitting, and that’s jut going to help us out as a whole.”

On ending the six-game road losing streak:

“Man, it feels good. It feels great to finally win on the road. And just coming to the locker room and everybody’s smiling, everybody’s happy because you won the game and you come back to the city with a great moral and you just want to keep that going.”

 A-BACK QUA SEARCY

On offense’s play:

“It was great defense. We just had a better scheme on offense. Everybody executed what coach Johnson wanted. It was just a good night for us.”

On punter Pressley Harvin not punting once:

“He just got a little bored tonight. He said he wanted to get in at A-back or B-back.”

On quarterback TaQuon Marshall:

“When he’s calm, everyone’s calm and everything is fine.”

JACK LINEBACKER CHARLIE THOMAS

On his first career start:

“It was just fun just getting on the field. Like I said in the past, it was kind of boring sitting on the sideline. Getting to get into the game just running different stunts and stuff, that’s always fun.”

LEFT GUARD PARKER BRAUN

On right guard Connor Hansen:

“I think he’s made some great strides. He’s really stepped up to the plate and delivered some good games, so I’m really proud of him.”

On communication:

“I think one of the improvements we’ve made is being on the same page as an offense. So, not separated by position groups. I think we’re all sort of thinking as one, all 11 of us. That’s really been a big help.”

QUARTERBACK TAQUON MARSHALL

On his own play:

“I’m having a good time. Two good games back to back. I think this is the best I’ve played all season. It’s good to be back, it’s good to have fun while you’re playing. I think everybody’s having fun. I mean, everybody did a tremendous job just playing super hard from the start to the finish. I thought Tobias (Oliver) got there and just lit it up. I’m super excited for him. I thought the guys up front blocked very well. The guys on the perimeter did a great job blocking for each other. So overall, I feel like it was different.”

On anticipating the performance:

“Coming from the hotel, I could just tell how focused everybody was. It was just a different energy we had coming into this one.”

On finishing strong:

“Of course, you’re always thinking about putting up a lot of points, but I think we just kind of let the game come to us and then we just tried to keep attacking. I know when we were coming into halftime, we just knew that when we came out, no matter what, we needed to get some kind of points, whether it was three or seven. That was kind of the goal coming out of the half.”

On the two-minute touchdown drive at the end of the first half:

“It was huge. I thought we did a great job of getting in and out of the huddle. We didn’t really have to get right on the ball. I know it’s something we work on all the time in practice, so it wasn’t any different. We just tried to get down and guys did a great job getting out of bounds stopping the clock, especially under two minutes. So we didn’t really have to waste our last timeout, so I thought we did a good job on that drive.”

On having fun:

“I remember (Paul Johnson) last week coming up to me before the game started, before I went out for my warmups and stuff. He told me, he said, ‘Man, you’ve been playing this game for a long time.’ He said, ‘Just go out and have fun.’ So that’s what I’ve been trying to do.”

More from Friday’s game:

Five takeaways from Georgia Tech’s win over Louisville

Steve Hummer: All Tech does is score, and gallop past Louisville

What Paul Johnson said after the Louisville game

How it happened: The game story from Tech’s rout of Louisville

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