- It was uncertain how the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets would fare replacing their two most productive running backs from last year's Orange Bowl championship team. Any lingering doubts were answered Thursday night, when the Yellow Jackets rolled out two new B-backs who looked like they had been playing the position for years. Newcomers Patrick Skov and Marcus Marshall, who manned a position known in common football terminology as the fullback, combined to rush for 256 yards and five touchdowns to lead No. 16 Georgia Tech to a 69-6 win over the Alcorn State Braves at Bobby Dodd Stadium. "Both those guys played about like what we thought they would," Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said.
Skov, a graduate transfer from Stanford, carried 12 times for 72 yards and three touchdowns, on runs of 3, 21 and 4 yards. Marshall, a freshman from Raleigh, N.C., carried eight times for 184 yards and touchdown runs of 49 and 64 yards. "Skov did some good things. He got some tough yards," Johnson said. "Marcus can hit some big plays. He's got ability.' Georgia Tech (1-0) totaled 553 yards, including 476 on the ground. The Yellow Jackets did not commit a penalty and had to punt only twice. Alcorn State (0-1) had 272 yards in offense -- 151 in the second half. - The Sports Xchange