Paul Johnson loses in final game at Georgia Tech

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Head Coach Paul Johnson lost in his final game at the school. The Yellow Jackets were defeated 34-10 to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

Johnson announced he was retiring from the sport after the concussion of the regular season. While the media is calling it a retirement, he insists he is just stepping down to take some time away from the sport.

Former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson looks on against the Virginia Cavaliers
Paul Johnson looks on against the Virginia Cavaliers (Getty Images)

The 61-year-old Newland, North Carolina native went 82-60 with the Yellow Jackets. He was hired by the school in December 2007:

Johnson had his best season with end Yellow Jackets during the 2014 season. The team went 11-3.

He only had two seasons in which he won more than 10 games. Besides 2014, he had a 10-3 mark in 2009.

In his final game, Minnesota scored 21 points in the second half. Mohamed Ibrahim scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown. Ibrahim also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Tanner Morgan hit Johnson for a 30-yard touchdown reception.

Georgia Tech had seven points in the second half. Nathan Cottrell scored on a 20-yard rushing touchdown.

The Golden Gophers led 13-3 at halftime. Morgan hit Tyler Johnson for an 18-yard touchdown reception. Emmitt Carpenter made two field goals.

Yellow Jackets’ Wesley Wells made a 44-yard field goal.

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