In a decision announced just minutes before kickoff, Marshall got the nod at quarterback over Matthew Jordan , the top backup to Justin Thomas the last two seasons.
Tennessee came up with a pair of turnovers, including J.J. Green's fumble when the Yellow Jackets appeared to be driving for a clinching score in regulation.
Quinten Dormady, who beat out redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano as the replacement for Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick Joshua Dobbs , hooked up with Marquez Callaway on a 40-yard reception that gave the Vols a chance.
Marshall proved a worthy successor at quarterback to three-year starter Justin Thomas, not only with his running ability but also showing a good arm (5 of 9 for 120 yards).
Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets also face a six-day turnaround in their return to campus, hosting FCS school Jacksonville State at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
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