Hawaii- The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wanted to get off to a big start to begin the 2010 season. The #15 Yellow jackets were sent on vacation to Hawaii to battle the Warriors. Hopefully, the season rides as smooth as this trip
Georgia Tech hammered the Warriors on the defensive side with 7 sacks and 4 interceptions including 2 that were retruned for touchdowns as GT blew by Hawaii 50-14. Tech also had a big 95 yard kickoff return by Thomas to start the second half.
" This is how we wanted to start" said Josh Nesbitt who was 16-23 for 187 yards and a 2 touchdowns. He also had 39 yards rushing." Last year, myself and Dwyer spent alot of time on the bench with injuries. This year, there is no Dwyer so I must lead by example". Oh, but there is a nice replacement. Larry Cox filled the role nicely with 111 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.
Gt's defense was the main story. Sophomre TJ Barnes picked right up where he left off with 3 sacks. Matching him was Junior LE, Jason Peters who also had 3. Captain Mario Butler had a huge interception in the 2nd quarter. He ran by 4 defenders and took it 55 yards to the house to make it 27-0 with 15 seconds left in the half. CB Deron Jasper added a 44 yard return in the 4th quarter.
Hawaii was held to just 2-9 on 3rd down conversions. Hawaii's QB, Brad Rausch was held to 250 yards on 18-32 with a touchdown and 4 interceptions. He was alos sacked 7 times which created havoc all day for the young man.
Speaking of Demaryious Thomas, he had a nice day at Wideout to go along with his 95 yard kickoff return. He had 5 catches for 79 yards. Melton had 7 catches for 78 yards and a touchdown. GT returns home next week to take on UCF.