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Technical Tidbits 12/2: G.T. - N.C. State, Should Be A Good Game

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The Yellow Jackets are on the road this week to face off against the Wolfpack.

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Boston College Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Last week’s win over Duke was a major relief for impatient fans after Tech had been absent from the gridiron for nearly a month. It was also a breath of fresh air knowing the team was able to play so well and put up as many points as it did. As this article points out, it was the highest point tally the Yellow Jackets have produced since the 2018 season. And it was the highest of the Geoff Collins era. Next week Tech will have a bit of a challenge as it travels for a road game against a surprisingly good N.C. State team. The Yellow Jackets have already matched last season’s total of three wins, and with three games remaining they could potentially improve on that mark. One thing I’ve noticed about this team is they will play well one week only to regress the following week. Hopefully it’s not the case this week and they can come away with their fourth victory of the season and their sixth victory in a row against the Wolfpack.

As this article points out, Jalen Camp has been named to the initial 2020 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award watchlist. The winners will be named later during the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl which takes place on Jan. 2, 2021. Camp leads all Tech receivers with a total of 320 receiving yards. Speaking of honors, as the article above mentioned, Zach Qunney, Jordan Domineck, and Jeff Sims were named ACC Players of the Week after Tech’s dominant win over Duke. Congratulations to all these Yellow Jackets for their well deserved recognition.

As the article points out, the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team’s 2021 class may have only one verbal commitment, but he is quite a talented player. Dallan “Deebo” Coleman is a 6’6” guard who plays for West Nassau High School in Callahan, Fla. Coleman was named a Sports Illustrated All-American candidate. Coleman is a talented shooter who has decent range. A good three-point shooter is something the team could certainly use right now.

This article makes a lot of interesting points, particularly in regards to Tech’s performance against Duke last week. The thing that is quite impressive is the running game the Yellow Jackets have working in their favor. With over 500 yards of total offense, 377 of those on the ground, the Yellow Jackets have the potential to be a real threat as Sims develops as a player and the passing game (ideally) improves over time. The defense does have to make some improvements, but considering this is a young team, over time, the Yellow Jackets have the potential to be a real force in the ACC and college football. The N.C. State game should be an excellent gauge of where this team stands right now and where it’s going in the future.