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Technical Tidbits 10/27: Yellow Jackets come up short against UVA

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Late push by Yellow Jackets not enough against Cavaliers

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Last week ended in disappointment for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. They came close to upsetting the University of Virginia Cavaliers while on the road in Charlottesville. The final score of 48-40 was a lot closer than the game actually was. UVA really dominated for most of the second half, and a late Tech rally ended up falling short. For all the same reasons a victory would have been nice, the loss leaves many wondering just where the Yellow Jackets stand right now at 3-4.

Unable to win back-to-back games, the questions about consistency stand out even more. The team got off to a great start at the beginning of last week’s game, but the defense couldn’t tame a high-powered Cavaliers offense. This week’s game against Virginia Tech comes with a lot of implications for the Yellow Jackets season and any bowl aspirations they may have. With that said, let’s get into today’s Tidbits with this article which brings up an important point regarding the football team.

The Yellow Jackets football team has some open questions regarding the availability of several of its offensive lineman. As this article points out, head coach Geoff Collins remains tight-lipped about who will or will not be available, as is his policy regarding injuries.

Despite being short-handed in the trenches, Tech’s offense did have a productive game against UVA, producing 570 yards of offense. If anything, that does indicate that the team has good depth and can put up some solid numbers. But in the upcoming games, Tech will be facing opponents that have stronger defenses, so that needs to be accounted for as well. To maintain a positive outlook, I’ve been looking past some of the shortcomings and focusing on the final moments of last week’s game. The Yellow Jackets at moments has displayed it is a team with a lot of resilience and grit. Yeah, the onside kicks were great, but that strategy isn’t always going to work. For this team to chalk up more victories, it can’t wait for the final moments of the game to play at its best (or most clever) fashion.

It was a pretty big day for the Yellow Jackets men’s tennis team on the final day of the ITA Southeast Regionals. Tech players Andres Martin, Marcus McDaniel, and Chen Dong each turned in solid performances winning all of the finals. Congratulations to each of them and the entire men’s tennis team.