Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas explodes for 459 total yards against Duke to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week


justin-thomasGeorgia Tech needs one more victory to become bowl eligible after missing the postseason a year ago. The Yellow Jackets secured a huge victory this past Saturday for their fifth win of the season. And senior QB Justin Johnson seems determined to play in a bowl game his final season.

Thomas accounted for 459 total yards and four touchdowns against Duke to power Georgia Tech to a 38-35 victory to earn the Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week.

In his next-to-last home game, Thomas completed 10 of 14 passes for 264 yards and a pair of touchdowns and rushed for 195 yards on 17 carries with a pair of scores including an 82-yard TD scamper in the first quarter.

His most important play, though, was probably his last one when Thomas broke free for a 50-yard run late in the game on a third-and-17 play with the Yellow Jackets clinging to a three-point lead.

Week 1: QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame

Week 2: QB Jake Browning, Washington

Week 3: QB Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska

Week 4: RB Ty Johnson, Maryland

Week 5: QB Trace McSorley, Penn State

Week 6: QB Eric Dungey, Syracuse

Week 7: QB Shane Thorson, Northwestern

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