Production from the Georgia Tech B-backs was not up to standards. Starter Charles Perkins and backups Zach Laskey and David Sims combined for 75 yards on 23 carries. Sims led the B-backs with 13 carries for 42 yards, followed by Laskey with seven rushes for 28 yards. Laskey and Sims both had long runs of eight yards.
Sims was not expected to play as much as Laskey or Perkins since he was not deemed to be 100 percent following surgery to repair a stress fracture over the summer. Perkins made his first career start but did not get a carry after the first quarter. Fourth-stringer Broderick Snoddy did not receive any carries.
“We didn’t get much out of that that we needed to, the way they were playing,” coach Paul Johnson said. “I don’t know whether it’s that or whether it was the blocking or what it was. It’s hard to tell sometimes till you look at the tape.”