Three more Yellow Jackets suspended for bowl game

It’s been a disappointing season for Georgia Tech, which finished 6-6 one year removed from an appearance in the Orange Bowl.

Anthony EgbuniweICONStarting OLB Anthony Egbuniwe will miss the first half of the Independence Bowl.

And any hope of building momentum for 2011 is fading fast as three more players face suspension for Monday’s Independence Bowl against Air Force in Shreveport, La.

Starting outside linebacker Anthony Egbuniwe, along with reserve defensive backs Michael Peterson and Louis Young, will miss the first half of the game against the Falcons for missing curfew on Friday night.

Al Groh’s disappointing defensive unit is now further weakened after starting safety Mario Edwards was ruled ineligible after failing to meet Tech’s academic standards. Reserve outside linebacker Anthony Barnes and reserve defensive end Robert Hall also will miss the game after failing to meet the NCAA’s academic standards.

Starting wide receiver Stephen Hill was also ruled out for academics.

The senior Egbuniwe started 12 games this season and ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 59. Edwards, also a senior, was Tech’s third-leading tackler with 68. He started every game this season.

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