Syracuse Christens Renovated Dome With a Win Over Georgia Tech

Ruben Hill
September 28, 2020

Georgia Tech posted its third-straight 400-yard game on offense to begin the season, but five turnovers and 15 penalties proved to be too much to overcome in the Yellow Jackets' 37-20 loss at Syracuse on Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.

Tucker was impeded by would-be Georgia Tech tacklers, but never actually hit the ground. Ja'Had Carter got the pick, but he lateraled to Trill Williams and he ran for the score with 8:10 left in the game.

Tucker would score again later in the first quarter on a 4-yard scamper.

The Orange made it 30-20 just 49 seconds later when DeVito found Johnson for 43 yards down the middle.

Nykeim Johnson hauled in four catches for 87 yards and a touchdown.

For Georgia Tech, Sims was 13 for 28 for 174 yards, one touchdown and the four interceptions.

Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins said the Yellow Jackets.

Sims settled down and had a 24-yard scoring strike to Gibbs and a 1-yard running touchdown that sandwiched DeVito's 46-yard scoring pass to Taj Harris.

Syracuse's special teams came through later in the third quarter, when Tyrell Richards got a hand on Austin Kent's 26-yard field goal attempt and the block preserved the Orange's 23-13 lead. Zamari Walton recorded the Jackets' lone takeaway with his first-career interception, which led to Tech's first touchdown of the game.

Syracuse improves to 1-2 on the season and will host Duke on October 10th after an open week.

It was the latest home opener in the building's history and the latest for the Orange since hosting Kansas on September 26, 1970.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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