Well, hallelujah, the Yellow Jackets football team got a win and it was a good one. Georgia Tech easily handled its in-state opponent Kennesaw State 45-17 in what was the first meeting between the two schools. For a while there after Tech’s disappointing loss to Northern Illinois there were probably a lot of folks worried about the matchup with the KSU Owls. This article features the Yellow Jackets second touchdown of the game that put them up 14-0. To me, that play was when I began to relax a little bit and figured the team would likely get the win. This week is going to be a little different. The Yellow Jackets are traveling to Death Valley to face off against Clemson. With that said, let’s get into the first article of today’s Tidbits.
The Yellow Jackets definitely disappointed many after their loss to Northern Illinois, and their win against Kennesaw State last week has certainly helped them bounce back and regain some confidence in the program. Understandably, they’ve got a big game coming up against sixth ranked Clemson this weekend. This AJC article highlights some of the important buzz topics heading into that game. One of the biggest questions is just who will start at quarterback for the Yellow Jackets.
Tech head coach Geoff Collins’ keeping it a mystery until game day is probably a wise move. My guess is that it will be Jordan Yates who has done a magnificent job since taking over the offense, but when you’re facing a top tier defense like Clemson’s, it wouldn’t be surprising if Sims were to see action at some point in the game. While it’s pretty clear that it will be an uphill battle for the Yellow Jackets, the important things for the team to come away with will be establishing some kind of offensive presence and, hopefully, having some impact on defense. We’re only two games into the season, and it’s too early to say, but statistically Clemson’s offense isn’t as strong as you would expect from a sixth ranked team. Perhaps its offense may be its Achilles’ heel. In the article, Collins says that Tech’s leadership will have to step up for it to be able to pull off an upset. There’s certainly a lot of leadership on the defensive side of the ball. Perhaps that’s where the difference will have to be made. We’ll know in a few days.
In some non-football news, the women’s tennis team has announced it’s fall schedule. They’ll be headed to Greenville, South Carolina for the Furman Fall Classic. The tournament takes place from the 17th through the 19th. This will be the first of three fall tournaments they will be participating in. Good luck to the team as they head to Greenville this weekend.
Here’s the play mentioned in the article above. I love the stiff-arm by Jordan Domineck. What were some of your other favorite plays from the game?