The Jackets didn’t stop there, adding another pair of touchdowns in the final three minutes of the quarter. Marcus Marshall’s 49-yard TD run with 1:06 left gave the Jackets their fourth touchdown on the ground and 167 rushing yards in the first quarter.
Tech also was efficient through the air, completing three consecutive passes following the early incomplete pass on a 69-yard scoring drive that ended with Thomas finding Micheal Summers in the right corner of the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown.
Final first-quarter line: 167 yards and four rushing touchdowns, 54 yards passing and another score. Conversely, the Braves of the Southwestern Athletic Conference managed only 15 total yards, one first down and an interception that led to Tech’s second touchdown.