What a Great Night To Be a Georgia Bulldogs Fan!

NC NighthawkAnalyst IJanuary 6, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 05:  A detail of the Orange Bowl trophy which was won by the Iowa Hawkeyes after their 24-14 win against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the FedEx Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium on January 5, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Georgia Tech gets two defeats in one day! No, it was not a baseball doubleheader loss to the Diamond Dogs—it was even better. Georgia beats Tech in basketball, and the Yellow Jackets lose to Iowa in football on national TV in the Orange Bowl.
What a night! The Yellow Jackets got beat by Fox and then beat on Fox!

How 'bout those Iowa Hawkeyes! When was the last time Iowa won anything? This was the first significant bowl win for the Hawkeyes since 1959.
I watched the first episode of Biggest Loser last night. Oh, my bad, that was the Lemon, er, Orange Bowl.
What do you get when you put a 1930 Model A up against a 2010 Iowa combine? Domination.

Georgia Tech freezes in the Orange Bowl. It was 49 degrees—Iowa weather in the fall and spring.
Georgia Tech’s 24-14 loss to Iowa shows us again that a one-dimensional offense just won't do against a prepared defense. With a month to prepare, Iowa, like LSU, stopped Paul Johnson’s great option offense.
In the Orange Bowl, Iowa was the better rushing team.

This makes two consecutive years Tech has collapsed in its bowl game. Does that qualify as a trend? That is five consecutive bowl losses for the Yellow Jackets.
In Season One under Paul Johnson, the Jackets started out 9-3, only to get owned by LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, 38-3.
In Season Two, Tech went 11-2 along the way to an ACC championship, but one month later, they got soundly defeated by Iowa.
ACC football at best is mediocre but basically it is not impressive, with the notable exception of Virginia Tech. It’s interesting that there are dozens of great ACC athletes who excel in the NFL, but while in college, their teams go nowhere.

How 'bout those Georgia Bulldogs! In basketball, Georgia defeated the Yellow Jackets 73-66 on Tuesday night. Georgia had four players in double-figures. Tech had two.
UGA had opened our eyes with their upset over Illinois, but this was more personal as they completed the football/basketball sweep. "Just like football! Just like football!" chanted the thousands in Stegeman watching the Jackets fall to the Bulldogs.

Coach Mark Fox will be a winner at Georgia. Just look how this team hustles, fights for him, and plays hard on the court. It did not take the new Georgia basketball coach long to carve his first signature win.
Yes, the Kentucky Wildcats rule the SEC once again, but the Bulldogs should play them competitively, at least at home. The Georgia Bulldogs currently are the SEC’s best free throw-shooting team.

Tech fans will undoubtedly turn up the heat on Coach Paul Hewitt, who is expected to do big things with this talented freshmen class. He won't have it any easier with Duke coming to town Saturday.
Oh, by the way, congratulations to Coach Bobby Cremins for leading the College of Charleston in a big-time upset over the North Carolina Tar Heels.

30-24, 73-66, and 24-14.
Yes, a 24-point win in the Independence Bowl over a Big 12 team is better than a 10-point loss in the Orange Bowl to a Big 10 team.
In football, UGA dominates Tech in the series, 60-39-5.
In basketball, the Bulldogs have collected 13-consecutive home wins over the Yellow Jackets at the Steg in Athens—dating to 1976. And the Lady Bulldogs beat the Lady Jackets recently, as well, in hoops.

Dear Mark Richt, please take a look at Iowa’s defensive coordinator.

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