The Yellow Jackets got the ball on the Jacksonville State 29 after safety A.J. Gray recovered a fumble. The Gamecocks defense held strong and the Jackets were forced to try a 41-yard field goal. Shawn Davis put it through, however a roughing-the-kicker call gave the Yellow Jackets new life.
Facing a third-and-9 from the Gamecocks 10, quarterback TaQuon Marshall found J.J. Green in the back of the end zone to put Tech up 23-7 with 8:57 remaining in the third quarter. It was Marshall’s third touchdown pass of the game.