The Virginia Cavaliers defeated Georgia Tech football on Thursday night, 16-9. Up until the final few seconds of the game, when a play featuring Yellow Jackets backup quarterback Zach Gibson took place, the game was comparatively dull.
Gibson scrambled out of the pocket while Georgia Tech football was at their own 36-yard line and needed a touchdown to win; instead of throwing a Hail Mary downfield, Gibson ran out of bounds, ending the game. The signal-caller, who addressed the media after the match, made a peculiar play.
According to Sarah K. Spencer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gibson was truthful about the play.
The quarterback for Georgia Tech’s football team stated, “I didn’t feel like there was anybody to get it to at that time. I mean, at that point I just felt like running out of bounds and accepting the loss because I couldn’t throw the ball 85 yards or 70 yards. Even though it’s not what I was doing, it’s just not a good look. I mean, we can look back at it and say, “Yeah, I should have thrown it, and after talking with the coaches, I should have just given anybody a shot and not just given up on the game at that point.”
Zach Gibson’s perception that he had few choices for the play at hand is obvious. However, he was aware that what he did, which appeared to be a game-ending decision, was not very good looking.
Due to starter Jeff Sims’ injury on Thursday night, Gibson felt compelled to play. Georgia Tech football’s offence sputtered as the backup quarterback completed just 10 of 25 passes for a total of 99 yards.
Should Sims’ injury be serious, Georgia Tech football is allegedly ready to go with Gibson. Gibson will probably be ready if this situation arises again.
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