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QB Marshall powers Georgia Tech over FCS foe
September 9, 2017 / 7:51 PM / 15 days ago

QB Marshall powers Georgia Tech over FCS foe

QB Marshall powers Georgia Tech over FCS foe

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall threw three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 37-10 win over Jacksonville State at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

Marshall, who ran for five touchdowns against Tennessee in the opener, completed 5 of 7 passes for 112 yards to lead the Yellow Jackets (1-1). He hit receiver Ricky Jeune for touchdowns of 27 and 23 yards and connected with running back J.J. Green for a 10-yard score. Marshall rushed 13 times for 18 yards and scored on a 1-yard run.

Jacksonville State quarterback Bryant Horn completed 8 of 14 passes for 73 yards and one touchdown, but threw two interceptions. Tailback Roc Thomas rushed 18 times for 86 yards for Jacksonville State (1-1) of the Football Championship Subdivision.

Two third-quarter turnovers -- an interception by cornerback Step Durham and a fumble recovery by safety A.J. Gray -- tilted the game in Georgia Tech’s favor and led to a 23-7 lead. Georgia Tech made it 30-7 when freshman Jerry Howard ran for a 65-yard touchdown on his second collegiate carry.

Georgia Tech went ahead 10-7 with 1:20 left in the first half on a 27-yard pass from Marshall to Jeune. The touchdown came two plays after defensive back Lawrence Austin intercepted a pass and returned it 21 yards to the Jacksonville State 32.

Georgia Tech opened the scoring with a 34-yard Shawn Davis field goal, but Jacksonville State took the lead on a 14-play drive that ate 8:11 off the clock and ended with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Horn to Krenwick Sanders.

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