Jackets get First Win of 2012
By David England
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Georgia Tech pummelled FCS Presbyterian in Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday night.
After a tough loss last week, Georgia Tech found just what they were looking for: a big win. No matter who they were playing, a check in the win column was a huge lift for the ball club on the Flats.
The first home game of the 2012 season for Tech went as expected. Georgia Tech won, and won big, topping Presbyterian 59-3. The Jackets had over 700 yards of offense on the night, and rushed for over 450 yards. Tevin Washington played a good game, as he went 7-of-11 for 161 yards and one touchdown through the air, and also had 97 yards and one score on the ground. Georgia Tech fall camp standout Zach Laskey had a coming out party of his own, as he rushed for 116 yards on 12 attempts.
Although it was a big win for Tech, they did turn the ball over three times, which is the most since Paul Johnson took over as head coach. Aside from the turnovers, it was a solid night in Bobby Dodd. The game tonight was Paul Johnson's 200th game as a head coach (141-59).
The Jackets had a lot of players touch the field to build depth. Redshirt freshman quarterback Vad Lee made his career debut, and had a great game with one pass for 82 yards, which was the sixth-longest play in Georgia Tech football history. He also had 101 yards rushing on eight attempts and one touchdown. He had a 79-yard rush that tied for the 11th-longest play in GT football history.
Here are a few more interesting stats and facts from the game.
* Jeff Greene and Jeremy Moore had their first career reception
8 Broderick Snoody recorded his first career TD
* Darren Waller made his first career start
* Rod Sweeting played his 42nd career game, which ties T.J. Barnes for most on the team.
* Zach Laskey became Tech's first 100 yard rusher this season.
* Georgia Tech plays Virginia next week.