Monday, October 11, 2010

Things Looking Up For the Jackets?

Georgia Tech Defeats Virginia, 33-21

Paul Johnson's squad had a much better showing this weekend than the last. The defense continues to improve, and was actually better than the final score shows, as 7 of the points they allowed came in the waning seconds of the game, much too late to change the outcome. But the real story is that the offense seems to finally be breaking out of its funk. The Jackets put up a record 477 yards on the ground, and Anthony Allen rushed for 195 yards and three scores -- exactly the kind of performance we've been hoping to see from him in the post-Dwyer era.

Some problems linger on, though. In the first half, Tech had several promising drives fizzle deep in Virginia territory, in part due to sloppiness on the pitch. Hopefully the Jackets can tighten things up next weekend against Middle Tennessee State. After that, it's back to the ACC grind. Tech is still in the running to repeat as Coastal Division champs, but there's a long road ahead.


Monday, October 04, 2010

From the Jaws of Defeat

Georgia Tech Rallies Past Wake Forest in Final Moments, 24-20

I honestly don't know what to make of the Jackets this season. The game against the Demon Deacons was supposed to be a prime opportunity to snap back after our miserable loss to NC State. Yet the first three quarters against Wake were absolutely pathetic. The defense did okay, but the offense just couldn't get things together at all. And then suddenly, Tech delivered a fantastic fourth quarter, largely due to Joshua Nesbitt, and it was enough to scratch out a win. Tech definitely has some problems this year, but we seem to have the solutions, too. We're going to need them pretty soon. The next two weeks should be manageable -- UVA and Middle Tennessee State. After that, Clemson, VA Tech and Miami. Oh boy.

I won't even bother to mention that the Dawgs have lost four straight.