Yellow Jackets To Watch: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech 2022

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Yellow Jackets To Watch: Georgia vs. Georgia Tech 2022

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Zach Gibson (QB) – After Jeff Sims was ruled out indefinitely last week, senior Akron transfer Zach Gibson stepped up to the plate and stunned the Atlantic Coastal Conference beating No.13 ranked North Carolina 21-17. He threw 13 for 18 putting up 174 yards facilitating just enough to ride past the Tar Heels on their own home turf in Chapel Hill. Gibson doesn’t have the most experience playing with this team, but he stepped up when it mattered the most, and that’s something you just can’t look over.

Malik Rutherford (WR) – The win against North Carolina gave us a different look of what this Georgia Tech offense can be. Not only was Jeff Sims out, but Tech’s leading receiver Nate McCollum didn’t dress for the game and was declared out as well. In McCollum’s absence second-year Malik Rutherford balled out catching six passes for 68 yards leading Tech’s receiving core in the upset against UNC. Throwing it to Rutherford works, and it shouldn’t be surprising if they try it again against Georgia.





Hassan Hall (RB) – Talk about a bell cow. That’s just what Hassan Hall is. They feed this man rush attempts like his life depends on it. This season he’s had 115 attempts for 520 total yards, and the Yellow Jackets will look to add to that total when they come to Athens. Though they’ve distanced themselves a good bit since the days of the triple option, Tech isn’t afraid to look for answers on the ground. It’ll be something that Georgia will have to stop if they want to win this Saturday.

Charlie Thomas (LB) – Charlie Thomas gets it done with or without help. He’s currently amongst the top-10 players in the nation in solo tackles with 62 on the year. Not only is he reliable in getting stops, the fifth-year senior out of Thomasville, Georgia can make a play or two as well. He’s had two sacks and two interceptions on the year. He’s a dude on defense for sure.

Lamiles Brooks (CB) – This defensive back is a playmaker on the back end. He knows how to contest a pass and give a quarterback a hard time, and the numbers show for it. On the year, he has seven pass deflections and three interceptions whilst being a top-four tackler for the Yellow Jackets defense. He’s a big piece to this team and will be leaned on because of that.





Keion White (DL) – Being a COVID super senior, similar to Stetson Bennett and Robert Beal, in his sixth year the former transfer out of Old Dominion is making the most of his last season of college ball. Keion White has become a force to be reckoned with off the edge. He’s gotten 7.5 sacks this year and like the aforementioned defensive players is also one of the leading tacklers on this team.





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