Stories by Charles Odum

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

High-scoring Falcons, Chargers meet

ATLANTA- The Atlanta Falcons are the NFL's top-scoring team, because of quarterback Matt Ryan's recharged passing attack. Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers are right behind.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Ryan, Rivers have ironman streaks going

Matt Ryan hasn't missed a start for the Atlanta Falcons in 105 consecutive regular-season games while his opponent this week, San Diegos's Phillip Rivers, has a 166-game streak going.
By Charles Odum

Falcons sign ex-Buc Matthews

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Another week brought another series of moves for the ever-evolving Atlanta Falcons' defense.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Thomas leads Georgia Tech over Georgia Southern

Justin Thomas was the difference in the matchup of spread-option offenses, running for two touchdowns and passing for another, and Georgia Tech beat Georgia Southern 35-24 on Saturday to end a ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

Braves stick with Snitker as manager

ATLANTA - Brian Snitker finally was given his most-cherished prize for four decades of service to the Atlanta Braves. Snitker was hired by the Braves as their full-time manager on Tuesday.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Falcons don't expect a repeat of last year's letdown

ATLANTA - A fast start through five games? The Atlanta Falcons have been there, blown that.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Falcons are banged up at linebacker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are hurting at linebacker. Deion Jones, De'Vondre Campbell and Paul Worrilow are all injured and will miss Sunday's game at Denver. Jones and Campbell are ...
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Falcons' newcomer A.J. Hawk is ready to help immediately

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A.J. Hawk's passion for working out could have him in position to make a quick impact with the Atlanta Falcons, who badly need help at linebacker.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Turnovers are holding Georgia Tech's offense back

ATLANTA - There were mixed results in the first week of Georgia Tech's offensive healing.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Falcons' Weatherspoon likely out for season

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon in Sunday's win over Carolina, likely ending his season.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Falcons' offense lights up Panthers

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan shredded Carolina's defense, passing for a team-record 503 yards and four touchdowns, Julio Jones had 12 receptions for a Falcons-record 300 yards, and Atlanta beat the ...
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Pair of TDs by defense help Miami beat Georgia Tech

Shaquille Quarterman and Joe Jackson each returned fumbles by Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas for touchdowns in a span of less than a minute in the second quarter and No. 14 Miami beat the ...
By Charles Odum

Panthers seek to find winning rhythm

ATLANTA - When Carolina made its most recent visit to Atlanta, all the talk was about the 14-0 Panthers' try for a perfect season.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Miami coach looks for more balance on offense

ATLANTA - Mark Richt will be looking for offensive balance in his first Atlantic Coast Conference game as Miami's coach.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Jackets coach taking a more hands-on approach

ATLANTA - Upset by what he saw on the field last week, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is taking a more active role with the offense ahead of his team's game against No. 14 Miami.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Freshmen QBs enjoying success in SEC

ATHENS, Ga. - Three precocious passers are trying to prove it's now possible for true freshmen quarterbacks to win big in the Southeastern Conference. 
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Georgia Tech tunes up for Clemson with impressive win over Vanderbilt

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech used its lopsided win over Vanderbilt to show future opponents - including No. 5 Clemson - it can do more than just run out of its option attack.
By Charles Odum

Georgia Tech smothers Vandy

ATLANTA - Justin Thomas threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Marshall on the first play of the game, Georgia Tech held Vanderbilt scoreless in the final three quarters and the Yellow Jackets ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Jackets to focus on Commodores' Webb

ATLANTA - This week, Georgia Tech also has to worry about stopping the run when Southeastern Conference rushing leader Ralph Webb leads Vanderbilt against the Yellow Jackets today at Boddy Dodd ...
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Falcons' Jones expects to play despite ankle injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones said Thursday he is "good to go" for Sunday's game at Oakland as he tries to move past a nagging ankle injury.
By Charles Odum
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