While Gibbs was waiting on a long run, he has contributed substantially in the passing game. He had a 71-yard reception against Pittsburgh and a 77-yard touchdown reception against Duke a week later. Gibbs is one of two FBS players with three plays from scrimmage of 70-plus yards.
He finished with 125 receiving yards against Pitt, a career high and the most by a Tech player since DeAndre Smelter finished with 132 against Wofford in 2014. With his kickoff return yards, Gibbs ranks third in the ACC and 13th in FBS in all-purpose yards (141.7 yards per game).
Gibbs continues to welcome sharing carries with running backs Jordan Mason and Dontae Smith.
“J.P. (Mason), he’ll come down and knock you in the mouth,” Gibbs said. “And ‘Tae,’ he brings a spark to us. If nothing’s going, he’ll come out and just pop a big run out of nowhere, just something that gets us all hype, juiced up. We try to feed off of that.”