Georgia Tech’s backfield looks unstoppable

Besides earning a victory to move into first place in the Coastal Division, Georgia Tech’s goal this week was to make sure that their upset over Virginia Tech last Saturday counted for something.

With their impressive 34-9 win over the Cavaliers in Week 8, the Yellow Jackets accomplished their goal.

With all due respect to Virginia Tech’s Ryan Williams, the combination of Jonathan Dwyer, Anthony Allen and Josh Nesbitt gives Georgia Tech the best backfield in the ACC. The trio rushed for 310 yards on 56 carries against Virginia on Saturday as the Yellow Jackets’ triple option once again took over the game. The Cavilers were very much in control in the first half, but Georgia Tech ran away (excuse the pun) with the game in the third and forth quarters.

Virginia also blew plenty of opportunities offensively in the red zone. But give credit to Georgia Tech’s defense for producing a couple of big plays, perhaps none bigger than Rashaad Reid’s hit on Kris Burd in the end zone to break up what could have gotten the Cavaliers back in the game in the second half.

If the Yellow Jackets’ defense continues to match the production of the offense, then they’ll stay atop the Coastal Division standings. It’s time to stop calling Georgia Tech a one-dimensional team and start giving Paul Johnson’s program credit for being a sound football team.

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