Georgia Tech: Year in Review - Week 6

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Georgia Tech at Florida State
Result: Win 49-44
Record: 5-1 (3-1)
Ranking: 19/20 (AP/Coaches)
YouTube: Highlights
ESPN360: Watch Game

Box:

1234Final
GT14
14
14
7
49
FSU14
21
3
6
44

Key Stats:
  • Rushing: GT - 401 yards, FSU - 180
  • Punts: GT - 0, FSU 1 for 46 yards
Key Plays:
  • 1st quarter: After giving up a field goal on the first drive, Miami's offense responds with a 36-yard pass followed by a 40-yard TD pass from Jacory Harris.
  • 2nd quarter: Georgia Tech misses and 39 yard field goal, and Miami comes back and hits a 34-yarder to make the score 17-3.
  • 3rd quarter: After GT scores a touchdown to put the game 10-24, Miami returns the kickoff 40 yards setting up score that puts the game away.
Summary:
Like defense? Then skip watching this game. This game featured only 1 punt, over 1,000 yards of total offense, and 13 touchdowns. There were 4 scoring drives of 2 or fewer plays and 14 plays of 20 yards or longer. Really the only thing stopping the offenses from scoring every drive was the 5 turnovers.

Georgia Tech's run game was rolling all day. They only passed it 8 times. Tech ran for over 400 yards, which is like 3 games for the Hawkeyes. Nesbitt was really the start of this game. He ran the ball 27 times for 140 yards and 3 touchdowns. Anthony Allen also had a big game, though only touching the ball 4 times, he game 81 yards.

Defensively, Tech was exposed as they would be through the year. FSU's QB (Ponder) threw for 359 yards and 5 touchdowns in his best performance of the year. Ponder hit receivers on mid-range routes all day long. Tech also gave up 6 yards per carry and 180 rushing yards.
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