Buzzzz:Paul Johnson and Yellow Jackets Sting Frank Beamer and The Hokies
#4 Virginia Tech came into the matchup a heavy favorite according to most "experts."
Most of you also chose VA Tech just look here...Baby Tate.
The fact of the matter is you all were dead wrong.
In the first half Virginia Tech could only contribute a measly three points. That's it? Yes. The Yellow Jackets gave up 44 points to Florida State a week earlier who is 2-4. The Hokies came in with a so called "explosive attack" and it was completely ghost.
So much was made of their 48-14 smashing of Boston College that they were deemed unstoppable. Tyrod Taylor only threw 14 times. Tyrod also threw two key interceptions in the first half which were costly throws. Frank Beamer didn't alolow his team a chance with those numbers.
On the other hand Nesbitt only had three pass attempts in the opening half but he was able to put his team in a scoring position when starting at his own 28. His one attempt he completed to Demaryius Thomas for 51 yards set them up for the half's only touchdown.
Ryan Williams had 14 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown but those numbers were misleading. Josh Nesbitt threw an unforced interception into the mits of Dorian Porch which directly lead to Williams breaking a 66 yard TD run on the following play to cut Georgia Tech's lead to 14-10. Other than that, he was quite the entire night.
GT's Jonathan Dwyer had 82 yards on 20 carries, just as many yards VA Tech allowed against Duke and Boston College alones. Nesbitt went for 122 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns using his feet.
Let's give credit to Paul Johnson and his staff for perfecting the triple-option. Every pitch was crisp except for a couple late miscues. Bud Foster had his Hokie D' lit up for 309 yards on the ground. The misdirections were perfected and the blocking was superb.
What you saw in this game was in my opinion an overrated team(VT) and an underrated one(GT). Va Tech was close to losing to Nebraska who outplayed them in Blacksburg and escaped Duke on the road. They still have UVA left which looked like a D-3 team early on but have caught a little steam of late. Unless the Hokies can find a big time wide receiver, they will go to the Chick-fil-A Bowl and lose to a Tennessee or South Carolina.
Georgia Tech has moved up to #12 in the BCS.
The Yellow Jackets are in prime position to make an ACC title run if Miami slips up to UNC or South Florida coming down the home stretch. Look for them to be confident the rest of the way with a favorable schedule. Georgia is their only major test left so we'll have to wait and see.
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