On Blaylock's score, a scrap broke out between Pickens and Georgia Tech cornerback Tre Swilling on the other side of the end zone, with each player throwing punches. Pickens and Swilling threw multiple punches at one another, and Pickens pulled Swilling's jersey and rammed his head into a wall.
Smart also said that defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt, who did not dress out for the game with the Yellow Jackets, is expected to play this week. "We don't want to reflect ourselves that way".
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"When you make emotional decisions, that's what happens, " Smart said. "We've got to help him in the run game, help him in the passing game, help him play the way he needs to play". "We're going to help him make better decisions so he can help our team, but that's unfortunate". "It's just silly, it's selfish, it's undisciplined".
"Ask yourself why would I give up an opportunity for what we have next week, and for what?" "I don't think we'll miss anything". "I know now because I have my own children, that you have to love them and you have to help them. We go on to the next one".
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Georgia Tech wrapped up its first season under coach Geoff Collins with just 139 yards and seven first downs on offense.
Pickens was held out in the first half against Georgia Tech as punishment for an undisclosed violation of team rules. He returned for the No. 4 Bulldogs' first offensive play of the second half.
"I expect D'Andre to be fine", Smart said, rejecting a notion that Swift's shoulder injury could be severe enough to affect his performance to a drastic degree. Swift, the SEC's third leading rusher, had 10 carries for 73 yards with two fumbles before he left.More news: We hope INSTEX to become operational after joining of 6 European states
"Our guys kept battling, but it got away from us in the third quarter", Collins said. "He should be back". Everything Collins says follows a specific agenda, and that has been on display during his first almost-full year with this program. "He's had shoulder contusions, and it's bothered him from time to time". He probably could have gone back in the game if he needed to. Their ultimate goals are still attainable, but to get there they need pass catchers outside of Cager and Pickens to step up.