Coming in for starting quarterback Jordan Yates, Sims was a game-changing force. Running for a career-high 128 yards while completing 10 of 13 passes for 112 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions, Sims led the Jackets to five touchdowns and a field goal in seven possessions that didn’t involve kneel-downs.
What we learned
At the least, Tech looks like it will be a competitor in the ACC and perhaps even more than that. With a near upset of six-time defending league champion Clemson the previous Saturday and a thorough defeat of the favorite to win the Coastal Division on Saturday, the possibilities have opened for the Jackets.
Quote of the game
“I think that it’s a great win. Like I said, to beat a ranked team is cool, but we know we can do a lot more.” -- Tech wide receiver Malachi Carter
Tech will play Pittsburgh at noon Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium on ACC Network. The Panthers obliterated FCS New Hampshire 77-7 on Saturday to improve to 3-1. The game will be Pitt’s ACC opener. The Panthers have won three in a row over the Jackets, including a 34-20 win last year at Bobby Dodd.