Yellow Jackets overcome two deficits, defeat Cardinals 46-27 in Atlanta

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets needed a second-half surge to defeat the Louisville Cardinals. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Cardinals, 46-27, on Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Yellow Jackets snapped their two game losing streak with this win. This was their first win on the season since a season-opener win over the Florida State Seminoles on Sept. 12th.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Jeff Sims carries the football against the Louisville Cardinals
Jeff Sims carries the football against the Louisville Cardinals (Photo by the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Athletics)

The Cardinals have dropped three straight games. Louisville has not won since a season-opening win over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Sept. 12th.

Georgia Tech trailed at one-point 27-26, before scoring 20 straight points. The Yellow Jackets also trailed 21-7 in the second quarter.

Yellow Jackets quarterback Jeff Sims went 11 of 21 for 249 yards. He had two touchdowns.

Sims also had seven carries for 64 yards and a touchdown. Malachi Carter had three receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Cardinals quarterback Malik Cunningham 19 of 33 for 229 yards. He also had two touchdown passes.

Javian Hawkins had 26 carries for 155 yards. Marshon Ford had five receptions for 89 yards and touchdown.

Jahmyr Gibbs, Jamious Griffin, Sims and Dontae Smith scored rushing touchdowns for the Yellow Jackets. Jalen Camp, Malachi Carter, and Gibbs caught touchdown receptions.

Georgia Tech was 0-for-2 in two-point conversions. Louisville was 0-for-1.

Cunningham scored two rushing touchdowns. He also hit Tutu Atwell and Marshon Ford for touchdown receptions.

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