Friday, September 11, 2009


No. 15 Yellow Jackets hold off Clemson 30-27

It was like watching two different games. In the first one, Tech was up 24-0 in the second quarter. Anthony Allen had an 82-yard touchdown run. Jerrard Tarrant -- for the second game in a row -- ran a punt back for a score. Even Scott Blair -- our kicker! -- got in on the action, completing a touchdown pass on a fake field goal play. After that, he put up a field goal for good measure. By mid-second quarter, it looked like an easy win.

Then the second game started. Our offense fell apart, and Clemson put up 27 unanswered points. It finally ended after a VERY tense fourth quarter kicking duel, with the Jackets putting up the winning field goal with under a minute of play left.

A win, but an ugly one. I don't envy the butt-chewing the team is going to get from Coach Johnson this week. We've got to get our act together for Miami next week (another Thursday night!).

College football, I still love you. But you are probably not good for my health.


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