By Don Stone, GeorgiaTechExpress.com
The beginning of Georgia Tech’s home opener with South Carolina State was electric…on and off the field.
Lightning in the area caused a two hours and twenty one minute delay before it was finally cleared to start at 3:23 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets got on the board quickly 21-0 thanks to Domiick Blaylock (3 yards) and Eric Singleton (40 yards) pulling down their first touchdown catches at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Like last week, Tech put up 28 first half points only giving up a Casey Fields TD to the Bulldogs with a blocked extra point.
Impressively, GT responded with an explosive 66 yard Haynes sprint with just a few seconds left in the half followed by a Brett Seither TD catch. Halftime score was Georgia Tech 28, South Carolina State 6.
Unlike last week, the Rambling Wreck continued to pour it on with 17 points out of the gate in the third quarter while keeping their opponent out of the end zone only allowing them to cross the goal line once more en route to an impressive 48-13 victory.
Redshirt sophomore Jamal Haynes put up 114 yards rushing including a touchdown. Tray Cooley also had 93 on the ground. Quarterback Haynes King was 21 of 29 with 290 yards passing and four touchdowns. He distributed the ball to twelve different receivers in the 750th win in school history.
The defense held South Carolina State to just 206 yards rushing and 95 yards through the air.
Georgia Tech Jr. DE Kyle Kennard had an interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery.
The 35-point margin of victory was Georgia Tech’s largest in five seasons.
The Jackets head out on the road for the first time this season with a touch SEC opponent at No. 20 Ole Miss. The 2-0 Rebels are coming off a 37-20 victory at #22 Tulane. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network.