Georgia Tech vs. Tennessee: first quarter recap

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall. (Danny Karnik/GT Athletics)

Credit: Danny Karnik

Credit: Danny Karnik

It took the Georgia Tech offense a couple of drives to find its footing, but behind new starting quarterback TaQuon Marshall, the Yellow Jackets began moving the football and ended the first quarter with a 7-0 lead over the Tennessee Volunteers.

Georgia Tech gained just 10 yards in its first two drives, but went 86 yards in 12 plays and 6:51 to take the lead. Marshall punched it in from 1-yard out for the score. The big play of the drive came when Marshall hit wide receiver Ricky Jeune on a third-and-12 for 44 yards down to the Tennessee 21.

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