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The New Dark Horse in The Acc: Georgia Tech.

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 1:  Members of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defense, including safety Morgan Burnett #1, swarm running back Jermaine Thomas #38 of the Florida State Seminoles during the game at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field on November 1, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Yellow Jackets beat the Seminoles 31-28.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
JeremyContributor IAugust 12, 2009

 When it comes to hard nose football in the south, one team is always the talk of the town. Georgia Tech has always been know for their dominating defence, and their "ok" offense. This year not only do they have a strong defence, but an even better offense.

Leading the jackets offense at quarterback is Josh Nesbitt. Nesbitt who will be a junior this year, already has some very impressive stats. He holds first place in Tech history for single-game rushing yards by a quarterback(151 in 2008). Nesbitt led all ACC quarterbacks, ranked second on the team and eighth in the ACC in rushing yards per game (63.0). Nesbitt ranked 10th in the ACC in total offense (136.5 ypg). Nesbitt ran for seven touchdowns and threw for two. He rushed for 693 yards, the second-most ever by a Tech quarterback in one season. He was only the second Yellow Jacket QB to rush for more than 500 yards in a season. His seven rushing touchdowns tie for the second-most by a Tech QB in one season. His 1,032 career rushing yards rank as the third-most by a Yellow Jacket QB, trailing Joe Hamilton and Reggie Ball. If that's not enough to catch your eye, then maybe this next guy will.

Jonathan Dwyer who is also a junior this year, starts as Georgia Techs B-back. He was the 2008 ACC Player of the Year. He was the 2008 ACC Offensive Player of the Year. He was also on the 2008 First Team All-ACC. Dwyer was 2008 Honorable Mention All-America. He was also 2008 ACC co-Offensive Back of the Week (Nov. 24). Dwyer led the ACC and ranked 17th nationally in rushing (107.3 ypg) overall. This gives Tech the ACC rushing champion for the third straight year. He was the only player in the ACC to average more than 100 yards rushing. Dwyer rushed for 1,395 yards this season, the 4th most single season yards in Georgia Tech history. His rushing average (107.3) was the seventh best in school history. Dwyer rushed for 100 yards in a game nine times, tying the school record. His 1,831 career rushing yards ranks 10th in Tech history.

If running the ball wont get it done, then im sure Nesbitt will have no problem finding Stephen Hill open. Hill, who will only be a feshman this year, stands at 6'4 weighing in at 196 pounds. In 2008 he ran a 4.4 in the 40. His senior year in highschool, Hill had 24 receptions for 500 yards with eight touchdowns.

Believe it or not, Georgia Tech is the team to beat this year. I think that everyone who playes them is in for a rude awakening.



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