Georgia Tech Vs. North Carolina: Jamal Golden sets kickoff records, helps Yellow Jackets to victory

Scott Cunningham

Sophomore Jamal Golden tied a Yellow Jackets record with his 100-yard kickoff return to start the second half on Saturday

Defensive back Jamal Golden continued to spark the Georgia Tech offense with his prolific kickoff returns on Saturday, setting a school record with 231 kickoff return yards against North Carolina.

Golden's 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at the start of the second half gave the Yellow Jackets a 34-29 lead that they would never relinquish, helping the team to the 68-50 win in the highest-scoring game in ACC history.

The score was his second return for a touchdown this season, following up a 97-yard kick return for a score against BYU earlier this year. The two kick return touchdowns for Golden tied a Georgia Tech record - Drew Hill is the only other Georgia Tech player to take two kicks back for scores, a record he achieved in in 1978. The score also tied Tech's career record for kickoff returns, which is held by three other players.

Golden has also made a solid contribution on defense this year, accounting for 16 tackles.

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