Georgia Tech scores 34 unanswered to top Jacksonville State

GT receiver Ricky Jeune celebrates after scoring his second touchdown against JSU. (Mason Prince, WGXA)

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are officially in the win column. The Ramblin' Wreck topped Jacksonville State 37-10 on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

It was a slow start for the Yellow Jackets. They led 3-0 after one quarter of play, but the Gamecocks took the lead in the second quarter 7-3. That was the only lead JSU would enjoy in the contest.

Just before the end of the first half, TaQuon Marshall connected with Ricky Jeune on a 27-yard touchdown to give Georgia Tech a 10-7 lead heading into halftime. It was all white and gold from there as the Jackets score 34 unanswered points to roll past the No. 5 ranked team in the FCS.

Marshall had another solid performance going 5-for-7 with 112 yards and three touchdowns through the air while adding 25 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Jeune only caught two passes on the day, but both were for touchdowns. True freshman B-back Jerry Howard made the most out of his collegiate debut leading the team in rushing with 82 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown.

Georgia Tech is now 1-1 on the season and now turn their attention to their first game outside of Atlanta this season against the University of Central Florida in Orlando.