Atlanta was the epicenter of the homecoming universe as the city’s five colleges and universities held their homecoming celebrations this weekend. Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State University respectively and joyfully celebrated their homecoming marked with each of their alumni groups reconnecting and fundraising for various causes around their campuses. All the while one school had their homecoming this weekend and stood amongst the rest.
Georgia Tech held their homecoming this weekend on the Flats in Midtown Atlanta. Yes, the classes of 1972, 1967 and 1992 raised almost $19 million dollars for their alma mater; showing everyone the culture of charitable giving is indeed part of loving on your school.
On the field, the Yellow Jackets overcame an eleven point second quarter deficit to defeat the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 38-24. Two TaQuon Marshall touchdowns helped seal it for the Rambling Wreck.
“That was a heck of a football game,” Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson said. “I was really proud of our guys in the second half. I think Wake Forest is a good team. They’ve played everybody close all year and they’re really good on defense inside. To come out in the second half, the defense did a nice job holding them to three points and got some fourth-down stops. On offense, we were able to get some big plays and get in the endzone. We can make it look scary with special teams but the bottom line is 38 is more than 24 and you take it and move on. I thought we found some things in the second half and we were able to do a little better on some counter stuff on offense, especially on the quarterback counter, he hit them for two long plays there.”