Is Justin Thomas going to play for Georgia Tech this Saturday? Based on the Jackets’ last game, that looks like it may be a big deal.
The status of Georgia Tech starting quarterback Justin Thomas for Saturday is up in the air after he left the Miami loss midway through the first quarter.
Coach Paul Johnson said after the game he thought Thomas “hit his head on the ground.” He said he did not have a concussion.
Redshirt freshman Matthew Jordan replaced Thomas in Georgia’s Tech’s triple option and fumbled six times, losing one at the Miami 3-yard line.
“We don’t know for sure who’s going to play so it’ll be hard to say for sure,” Richt said. “I don’t think they’re going to reinvent what they do.”
The Yellow Jackets had nine fumbles, losing two.
Nine fumbles? That ain’t good. Tech tossed a couple of interceptions for good measure (on only nine pass attempts for the game).
Thomas hasn’t had as good a year this season as was expected, but that’s not all on him. Basically, it turned out that losing most of his surrounding cast has left him in the position of trying to carry more of the load than he’s capable of doing. Still, based on what happened at Miami, he sure seems to beat the alternative.