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Georgia Tech defensive back Jemea Thomas was named the ACC defensive back of the week Monday for his leading role in the Yellow Jackets’ 31-17 win over Clemson Saturday.
Thomas had two interceptions, both in the fourth quarter, one in the Tech end zone and the other to end the Tigers’ final drive. He also broke up two passes, made five tackles (one for loss) and forced a fumble.
Thomas, who made his first career start, recorded the first two interceptions of his career en route to arguably Georgia Tech’s top individual defensive performance of the season. Thomas had five tackles, a tackle for loss, forced a fumble, broke up two passes and was the first Tech player in more than a year to pick off two passes in a game. Both of his INTs came in the fourth quarter – the first one in the end zone that foiled Clemson’s chance to pull within a touchdown.
He also played an integral role on special teams.
“I got winded a little bit, but I knew I had to come through for my
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Both of them came off draw plays. The line did a good job. I can’t even give enough credit to the offensive line. The offensive line did a great job opening up the holes. I just ran through it and tried to do my best.
With adversity you’ve got to either stand up or lay down. I think we’ve got the type of team that stands...
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A couple thoughts and I’ve got to get moving.
1. After taking a lot of heat, special teams gets a pretty big...
Hope this finds you well. We’ll have the first media availability of the week late this afternoon, so I’ll have notes and fresh information up by the evening. Georgia Tech practices Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon followed by a Friday morning 6 a.m. practice. I’m not sure what the schedule is for the weekend, but they’ll have two more practices Monday...
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Georgia Tech learned early Saturday night that, like most teams, it could neither stop nor contain Brandon Thompson.They adjusted by basically doing nothing.They basically let Clemson's 6-2, 310-pound senior nose guard stop himself by doing what he wanted and reacting to it.
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Despite a 27 kill, 15 dig double-double by Monique Mead, the Georgia Tech volleyball team (13-11, 6-7 ACC) dropped a four set thriller to Duke (15-7, 9-4) in front of 852 people and the ESPN3.com community, Sunday, at O'Keefe Gymnasium.