Tech Report: The Quiet Undefeated
So, Georgia Tech goes 3-0 (2-0 ACC) after their 28-20 home win over UNC. But all anyone wants to talk about is Clemson or Florida State, with a reluctant side order of Miami. How can the Jackets earn some respect?
In the first half, Carolina looked like they were on their way to an easy win. The GT offense was out of sync, and the only thing stopping the Heels O was the Heels, racking up possession-killing penalty after passion-killing penalty. In the second, however, the Jackets turned things around and held UNC scoreless the rest of the way.
Know Who You Are:
Again, in the first half, Tech seemed to be trying to run a more diversified offense, with more than a few up-the-middle runs that ended up short or no gainers. In the second, they went to those sweeping option runs much more often, with excellent results. Robert Godhigh carried nine times for 99 yards, an 11-yard average! David Sims added 99 more and QB Vad Lee racked up 58 and a TD of his own.
Nothing wrong with not being one-dimensional, but play to your strengths early and often. Just sayin’.
Win The Winnables:
Looking down the road, I see only two games that don’t look like possible Ws: Clemson and Georgia (after the North Texas scare, Georgia may not be as tough as I am thinking here). The meeting with Miami, at Miami, is of course critical, but if they can squeeze that one out they should win the Coastal. Not saying that will happen, but it should be firmly placed in the realm of possibility. If they follow the prescription above. If they are not racked by injuries.
And if it does happen, then everyone will be talking about the Ramblin’ Wreck.