Georgia Tech fumbled four times, losing possession of three of them. The first was committed by quarterback Tevin Washington in the second quarter when he was hit from behind on a developing run play. He lost possession.
The next came on the next possession. After leading a drive down to the Presbyterian 2-yard line, Washington was taken out for backup quarterback Synjyn Days. On a run into the end zone, Days lost control of the ball, which was scooped up by safety Brandon Leston and returned 91 yards. The play was reviewed by officials and upheld. Issues with ball security have played a role in keeping Days off the field.
On the first series of the second half, Tech lost the ball on a mesh handoff between Washington and B-back Charles Perkins.
Quarterback Vad Lee also fumbled midway through the fourth quarter on a fourth-down play. He recovered it, but Tech turned the ball over on downs.
The offense “had the ball out too much,” coach Paul Johnson said. “We’ve got an issue or two there we’ve got to correct.”
The Days fumble did produce a positive play for the Yellow Jackets. A-back Tony Zenon chased down Leston all the way down the field, bringing him down at the Tech 9-yard line. From there, the Tech defense held Presbyterian, keeping the Blue Hose out of the end zone.
“Great effort to run the guy down,” Johnson said. “You never know when you’re going to keep points off the board. It was a great play by him.”