Added coach Nick Saban: "We'll do everything that we can to support Mike and his family in this time of tragedy".
Dormady, who was making his first start as a Vol, went 20-for-37 for 221 passing yards a pair of touchdowns.
With incredible anticipation and timing, Callaway high-pointed the ball over Tech defenders with relative ease to the tune of four catches for 115 yards and two scores. Give their kid credit.
So with at least a little time to digest that improbable-bordering-on-impossible-victory, should the Big Orange Nation feel better, worse or still undecided today about Team 121 and the long-term potential of the fifth Tennessee squad to call Butch Jones its coach? It's impressive that the linebackers played as well as they did considering the overwhelming amount of time they spent on the field. "We talked about three games in 13 days". In the second half, what can I say about Marquez Callaway?
Of course, the defense didn't need to do very much in this contest because of how well the offense played, which was clearly the most pleasant surprise of the evening. "We found a way to win when we didn't play our best". He simply made it look like a video game at times, juking out Tennessee defenders left and right. Marshall capped the 12-play drive when he scored from inches out. Georgia Tech brings back five defensive backs who combined for eight interceptions a season ago.
After the Jackets matched Tennessee's touchdown with one of their own, they trailed 42-41, which would become the final score. LeMontae Booker led the charge for Indiana State, taking his 31 carries and spinning them into 154 yards and a rushing touchdown while also recording a receiving touchdown with his lone reception out of the backfield.
The Yellow Jackets' offense is always methodical, and that was on full display late in the first half.
The Yellow Jackets scored on their first drive of the second half, with Marshall powering in from the 1 over the right guard for a 21-7 lead.
He is tied for fourth most tackles in the country after demonstrating his will against Yellow Jacket ballcarriers. He'll get a chance to pile up the yardage again next week when Georgia Tech hosts Jacksonville State on Saturday. Sep. The touchdown came on a keeper by Marshall from the 1.
The Tennessee running game was one of the few things that was consistent for them throughout the game.
Still, with the lead at 28-21 and Tennessee still not able to slow down the Tech offense, it looked like the the Jackets might put the game away when J.J. Green broke loose into the Vols secondary on his only carry of the game.
Benson's odds of scoring would've depended on how well his receiver on the flank blocked for him, and whether any other Vols changed directions in time to catch him in a dead sprint to the corner. Overall, Callaway was the only consistent target for Dormady in his first career start.
Bain has a compelling story according to coach Jones.
The redshirt junior from Powder Springs Georgia said he works two jobs to make ends meet and get through school. He was hopeful about B-back KirVonte Benson as a replacement for the dismissed Dedrick Mills, despite the fact that Benson had never played a snap at the position. "I respect him so much as a person and what he means to our football program".
Punting in five of their first six possessions, the new offensive stars didn't make an immediate impact.
Georgia Tech cut through the Tennessee defense like a hot knife through butter the entire night.
Georgia Tech opted to take the risk, but came up just short after quarterback TaQuon Marshall's forward pass attempt came up short.
"It's been one game", Johnson said.
When the final whistle rang, it was the Vols who escaped Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with a 42-41 victory. The running back finished with 128 yards on the ground.
Georgia Tech messed up.
MISSED FIELD GOALSGeorgia Tech, S.Davis 47, S.Davis 36.