NCAAF Game Recap - Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:00 PM EST

MisSt
0
Ala
24
F
Clem
27
BC
7
F
FlaSt
13
ND
42
F
Mich
42
Rut
7
F
Aub
10
UGA
27
F
OkSt
47
Okla
48
F
TCU
10
WVU
47
F
OHSt
26
MSU
6
F
LSU
24
Ark
17
F
WaSt
31
Colo
7
F
Navy
24
UCF
35
F
KY
7
Tenn
24
F
Lou
23
Syr
54
F
SJSU
24
UtSt
62
F
Tex
41
TxTch
34
F
Fres
17
Boise
24
F
SCar
31
Fla
35
F
Wisc
10
PSU
22
F
Wake
27
NCSt
23
F
Bayl
14
IASt
28
F
SoFL
23
Cin
35
F
Kent
14
Buff
48
F
Ohio
28
MiaOH
30
F
Toled
15
NIU
38
F
Miss
24
TxAM
38
F
Ill
35
Neb
54
F
Vand
28
Mizzu
33
F
Tuls
21
Mem
47
F
Kans
17
K St
21
F
BYU
35
UMass
16
F
MD
32
Ind
34
F
Akr
7
E Mi
27
F
SMU
62
UConn
50
F
Lafay
13
Army
31
F
UNC
35
Duke
42
F
Troy
35
GaSo
21
F
UCLA
28
AzSt
31
F
Char
13
Marsh
30
F
MidTN
48
UTEP
32
F
Lib
24
UVA
45
F
BGSU
24
C Mi
13
F
NM
24
AF
42
F
Purd
10
Minn
41
F
NW
14
Iowa
10
F
VaTec
22
Pitt
52
F
NorTx
31
OD
34
F
App
38
TxSt
7
F
ECU
18
Tul
24
F
ULMon
38
SoAl
10
F
GASt
22
ULLaf
36
F
ArkSt
44
CoCar
16
F
W Ky
15
FlAtl
34
F
Oreg
25
Utah
32
F
FLInt
45
UTSA
7
F
Rice
13
LaTec
28
F
Temp
59
Hou
49
F
MiaFL
21
GATec
27
F
SMiss
23
UAB
26
F OT
OreSt
17
Stan
48
F
UNLV
27
SDSU
24
F
ColSt
10
Nev
49
F
Cal
15
USC
14
F

Nov 10, 2018, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Miami (FL) (5-5)

7

7

0

7

21

Georgia Tech (6-4)

14

3

10

0

27

Marshall leads Georgia Tech past fumble-prone Miami, 27-21
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:25 AM

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech's timeshare at quarterback may be a thing of the past.

TaQuon Marshall is back in full-time control of the Yellow Jackets' offense.

Marshall ran for 92 yards with two touchdowns and threw for a score as Georgia Tech scored 13 points off Miami's three lost fumbles to beat the struggling Hurricanes 27-21 on Saturday night.

Marshall had shared the position with freshman backup Tobias Oliver since suffering an undisclosed injury against Duke on Oct. 13. But he played almost the full game against Miami. Oliver made only a brief appearance but wasn't even on the field for a full series.

"It felt good to be out there," said Marshall, who also threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Brad Stewart in the third quarter. "... I think I knocked a little bit of the rust off."

Georgia Tech (6-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won three straight games and five of six to become bowl-eligible. The Yellow Jackets failed to qualify for a bowl in two of the last three seasons.

"I'm happy for the kids," said Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson. "I told them after the game that we've still got a lot to play for in these next two games."

Miami (5-5, 2-4) continued to see its once-promising season fall flat with its fourth straight loss.

"We've having a bad season right now but we can change this momentum," said Hurricanes cornerback Michael Jackson. "We can't listen to nobody because they're going to say you're no good. We've just got to stay together."

It was Mark Richt's first loss in 10 games as a head coach at Bobby Dodd Stadium, including his 15 years with Georgia.

Travis Homer's 2-yard scoring run midway through the final quarter cut Georgia Tech's lead to six points, capping a 95-yard drive. Freshman quarterback N'Kosi Perry also led a 75-yard touchdown drive in the first quarter.

"It shows what we can do once we've got everything clicking," Perry said. "... We just hurt ourselves with the turnovers."

Marshall had touchdown runs of 28 and 8 yards on Georgia Tech's first two possessions. The second scoring run followed a lost fumble on a kickoff return by DeeJay Dallas.

Perry's fumbled snap was recovered by Georgia Tech's Charlie Thomas at the Miami 39, setting up Wesley Wells' 38-yard field goal for a 17-7 lead.

Miami's third lost fumble came early in the third quarter. Jeff Thomas called for a fair catch on a punt before fumbling the ball in front of the Hurricanes' end zone. Juanyeh Thomas recovered for Georgia Tech at the 10, leading to Wells' second field goal of the game, a 23-yarder.

THE TAKEAWAY

Miami: The Hurricanes couldn't overcome an avalanche of mistakes, including the two lost fumbles on returns and seven penalties for 49 yards. After the impressive opening drive, they consistently stopped themselves until the short touchdown drive set up by Georgia Tech's only turnover.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets' top-ranked running attack gained 231 yards against Miami's defense, second in the nation in total yards allowed. The Yellow Jackets held the ball the final 6:43, denying Miami a chance for a go-ahead touchdown.

PERRY'S GAME

Richt stuck with Perry as senior Malik Rosier watched from the sideline. Perry completed 14 of 23 passes for 165 yards and had six carries for 38 yards.

"I thought the kid did a really nice job," Richt said. "I was glad to see that. ... I thought he threw the ball with confidence."

FORCED TURNOVERS

The forced turnovers were the continuation of a trend for Georgia Tech's defense. Entering the night, the Yellow Jackets had forced 20 turnovers, tied for the eighth-highest total in the nation.

DAVIS STEPS UP

Miami freshman Cam'ron Davis scored his first career touchdown on a 22-yard run with 50 seconds remaining in the first half. Davis led Miami with six carries for 48 yards after entering the game with only six carries for 27 yards for the season. Richt said Davis had more practice snaps this week because Homer was limited by an injury.

"He got his moment and proved he belongs in that backfield and I'm proud he did," Richt said.

FASHION STATEMENT

Miami players wore all-black uniforms as their answer to Georgia Tech's whiteout. Miami's uniform included orange cleats, orange and green stripes on pants and orange trim on jerseys with white numbers.

UP NEXT

Miami: At Virginia Tech on Saturday

Georgia Tech: Hosts Virginia on Saturday

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Passing

MiaFL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
N. Perry 23 14 60.9 0 165 27 0 82.7
GATec Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Marshall 4 3 75.0 1 73 31 0 156.3

Rushing

MiaFL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Davis 6 48 8.0 22 1
N. Perry 6 38 6.3 15 0
GATec Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Marshall 24 91 3.8 28 2
J. Howard Jr. 12 56 4.7 13 0

Receiving

MiaFL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Thomas 6 84 14.0 27 0
D. Wiggins 2 31 15.5 24 0
GATec Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Camp 2 42 21.0 22 0
B. Stewart 1 31 31.0 31 1

Fumbles

MiaFL F FL
D. Dallas 1 1
J. Thomas 1 1
GATec F FL
T. Marshall 2 0

Returning

MiaFL KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Dallas 4 19.3 0 26 0 - 0 0
J. Thomas 2 33.5 0 52 1 -6.0 0 0
GATec KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Thomas 3 21.3 0 26 0 - 0 0
N. Cottrell 0 - 0 0 1 1.0 0 1

Punting

MiaFL Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Spicer 4 125 31.3 35
GATec Punt Yds Avg LgPu
P. Harvin III 3 142 47.3 54

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

MiaFL GATec
Points For 21 27
Total Yards 299 303
Rushing Yards 134 230
Passing Yards 165 73
Passing Completions / Attempts 14/23 3/4
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 3/3 3/1
First Downs 13 15
Penalties - Yards 7/49 3/35
Time Of Possession 8:08 45:45
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/15 9/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/31 3/47

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MiaFL GATec
MiaFL 5:35 TD DeeJay Dallas 1 yd run (Bubba Baxa kick) 7 0
GATec 11:50 TD TaQuon Marshall 28 yd run (Wesley Wells kick) 7 7
GATec 13:36 TD TaQuon Marshall 8 yd run (Wesley Wells kick) 7 14
2nd Quarter MiaFL GATec
GATec 11:05 FG Wesley Wells 38 yd FG 7 17
MiaFL 14:10 TD Cam'ron Davis 22 yd run (Bubba Baxa kick) 14 17
3rd Quarter MiaFL GATec
GATec 3:52 FG Wesley Wells 23 yd FG 14 20
GATec 9:33 TD Brad Stewart 31 yd pass from TaQuon Marshall (Wesley Wells kick) 14 27
4th Quarter MiaFL GATec
MiaFL 8:07 TD Travis Homer 2 yd run (Bubba Baxa kick) 21 27

Game Information

Stadium: Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 48,217
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