First half recap: Georgia Tech-Wake Forest

Georgia Tech freshman B-back Jerry Howard impressed coach Paul Johnson in preseason practice.

Credit: Danny Karnik

Credit: Danny Karnik

Although Georgia Tech led in time of possession, first downs and total yards in the first half, the Yellow Jackets trailed Wake Forest 21-13 at halftime.

To start the game, Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall and the Jackets offense drove 15 plays for 70 yards. Brenton King ended the drive with a 22-yard field goal to get the Jackets on the board first.

On its second drive of the game, Wake Forest responded to King’s field goal with a touchdown to take the lead.

Tech’s Jerry Howard dove into the end zone in the second quarter to give Tech a 10-7 lead.

From there, Wake Forest took the lead -- and kept it -- with a catch-and-run touchdown midway through the second quarter.

Then, Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford ran into the end zone to make the score 21-10 with a little over a minute left in the first half.

With less than a minute in the first half, Tech kicker Brenton King made a 42-yard field goal to cut Wake Forest’s lead to just eight points.

The Demon Deacons lead the Jackets 21-13 at the half.

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