Monday, October 30, 2006

Regularly Scheduled GT Football Update

After last week's dismal pounding at the hands of Clemson, the Yellow Jackets bounced back on Saturday to beat Miami, 30-23. Despite a disastrous opening possession and an obviously-injured Reggie Ball, Tech rebounded and played a pretty good game overall. Just as in last year's victory over the Hurricanes, the Jacket defense stung QB Kyle Wright, this time holding Miami to a net 71 rushing yards, with six sacks. Offensively, GT's Tashard Choice became the first player this season to rush for over 100 yards against the Miami defense. Super-receiver Calvin Johnson bounced back from last week's no-catch sadness, with 5 receptions and 1 TD. And consistency-plagued kicker Travis Bell made all 3 of his field goal attempts. The best part, though, is that the Yellow Jackets are now sitting firmly atop the ACC Coastal Division. With only three weak conference opponents left on the schedule, Tech's chances of heading to Jacksonville for the ACC Championship are looking pretty good. Tech has also climbed a spot to Number 20 in this week's AP Top 25.

In other happy football news, the Dawgs fell to Florida, 14-21. Unranked Georgia is now 6-3, having lost 3 of their last 4 games.

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