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Presbyterian Vs. Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets Fumbles Concern Paul Johnson

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets steamrolled the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Saturday, gaining 712 total yards in a 59-3 win.

But the win wasn't perfect. The Yellow Jackets fumbled four times Saturday and lost possession on three—and the one Georgia Tech recovered was on a fourth-down play, and the play ended in a turnover on downs.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura, head coach Paul Johnson recognized the issue after Saturday's win. He was also brief.

From Sugiura:

The offense "had the ball out too much," coach Paul Johnson said. "We've got an issue or two there we've got to correct."

As is the case in Georgia Tech's style of offense, all of the fumbles Saturday occurred on run plays. Quarterback Tevin Washington fumbled in the second quarter when he was hit from behind. On the next drive, backup quarterback Synjyn Days coughed up the ball on his way into the end zone on a play that started at the Presbyterian 2-yard line.

The third fumble came on a botched handoff between Washington and Charles Perkins. The fourth was by quarterback Vad Lee, a fourth-down, fourth-quarter play with the game already well out of hand.

The Yellow Jackets return to action Saturday against the Virginia Cavaliers at 3:30 p.m. ET.

For more information on the Yellow Jackets, check out the SB Nation blog From The Rumble Seat. For more news, notes and information on college football, check out SB Nation's College Football Hub Page.

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