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Independence Bowl, Georgia Tech Vs. Air Force: Three Turnovers In Third Quarter Keep Score 7-6 Jackets

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defense had a great third quarter (yes, the third quarter is already over), forcing three straight three-and-outs to enter the fourth. But special teams mistakes, including two straight fumbled punt returns and another shoddy line-drive punt that gave the Air Force Falcons the ball at midfield, have the Falcons on the verge of taking the lead.

To open the half, Tech put together a positively epic 18-play, 75-yard, eight-minute drive that ended in a Tevin Washington fumble. That’s three turnovers in one quarter. Athleticism advantages are one thing, but no team can expect to beat a disciplined opponent while making mistakes like this over and over.

Washington has 100 yards rushing to go with Anthony Allen’s 82. As expected, neither offense has been able to get much going against the most prepared defenses they’ve faced all year.

Two fumbled punt returns in one minute of football. Unbelievable, but not really.

For more on this game visit From The Rumble Seat and Mountain West Connection.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.