Georgia Tech at Miami
Result: Loss 17-33
Record: 2-1 (1-1)
Ranking: Not ranked
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Key Stats:
  • 4th Down: GT - 0/2
  • Rushing Attempts: GT - 39, MIA - 39
  • Rushing: GT - 95 yards, MIA - 184 yards
  • Passing: MIA Jacody Harris - 20 of 25 for 270 yards, 3 TD and 0 INT
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.
Georgia Tech got absolutely man-handled in this game. Jacory Harris put on a clinic and finished with a QB rating of 210.32. Harris completed 80% of his passes and hit 9 different receivers. Tech was unable to stop Miami's offense all day. Miami only punted 1 time and the only other thing that stopped them was a couple of missed field goals.

Georgia Tech also struggled on offense. The 95 rushing yards was a season low and they only held the ball for 26 minutes. Tech gained 45 yards on the first drive but then only real production came from a couple of long passes to Thomas.

Miami provided a formula to beat Georgia Tech. The first part is to score early and build a lead. With the run, run, run nature of the Yellow Jacket's offense makes it hard for them to come back from large deficits. Also, Miami's domination in time of possession limited GT to just 8 possessions. Miami also got great penetration from the defensive line. Miami had 10 tackles for loss. The negative plays completely kill Georgia Tech's offensive plan and forces them to pass.