Georgia Tech Football: News and Notes
Trying to find its way after a disappointing opening to the season, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are not finding much solace in the fact that they travel to Clemson’s ‘death valley’ this weekend for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN. Because of close loses to Virgina Tech and Miami, the Yellow Jackets (2-3, 1-1) are reeling and after a crushing loss to Middle Tennessee State last week, the wheels are loose in Atlanta.
“If we play like we did Saturday, they may not have enough lights on the scoreboard for Clemson. Hopefully we’ll bounce back and we’ll play better.”
That’s going to have to start of the defensive side of the ball where Tech is giving up nearly 400 yards a game.
“Defensively I think we’ve given up so many big plays and our tackling has been very poor. In my mind the tackling probably cost us our first two conference games in the fourth quarter or in overtime – actually before they got into overtime, we probably didn’t need to get into overtime,” said head coach Paul Johnson. “That’s something we’ve got to improve on.”
Offensively the Yellow Jackets have been stellar. Georgia Tech senior quarterback Tevin Washington has rushed for 11 touchdowns this season, including 10 over the last three games combined. His 11 rushing touchdowns are more than 89 FBS teams. No other current FBS quarterback has more than seven rushing TDs this season.
If the Yellow Jackets lose, it will be their third consecutive loss and almost immediately place coach Johnson on the hot seat, if he isn’t already firmly planted on top of it.