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Technical Tidbits 9/14: Yellow Jackets Getting Attention

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Tech received votes for top 25 polls.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Georgia at Georgia Tech Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The title of this article couldn’t say it better; with an offseason filled with uncertainty of whether there would even be a college football season, and then a game delayed due to the weather, it was all well worth the wait. In the end, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets closed out an impressive 16-13 victory on the road against the Florida State Seminoles. There’s a lot to unpack here in this article, but here are some of the main points that definitely bring up some of the main highlights and insights from Saturday’s game:

  • The Yellow Jackets saw an impressive 438 yards of offensive production
  • The Tech defense forced multiple turnovers and held on to the lead, stopping the Seminoles on its final two possessions
  • Jeff Sims very well may be the Yellow Jackets quarterback of the future — he’s the first true freshman to win a season opener for Tech

This Yellow Jacket team may be a lot better than people expected.

With one game under their belt and a victory to claim in the win column, it’s understandable to feel positive about the Yellow Jackets football team going into their second week. They’ll be hosting the University of Central Florida on Saturday, September 19. This article expresses a more positive outlook for the Yellow Jackets, despite them still being the underdog. The 14th ranked UCF Knights will be a fit challenge for this Yellow Jackets team.

How drastically things can change and the narrative can take on a whole different tone with a single victory. As this article points out, after their impressive but close victory over the Seminoles on Saturday, the Yellow Jackets received votes for the top 25 in both the Associated Press and coaches poll. And as the article conjectures, if Tech can defeat UCF in its home opener, it will more than likely break the top 25 for the first time since 2015. That would be impressive, but I’m sure there’s several kinks that still need to be worked out before this team can pull off such an upset. But one thing is for sure, they are much further along than a lot of people have given them credit for and talking about such an offset isn’t out of the question.