Miami, FL- The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are alittle upset over dropping to #2 in the nation. They havent lost a game in there last 22 straight games. Yet, they were dropped in the poll to #2 behind Nebraska. They almost suffered there first loss of the year to rival Miami if the defense had not bailed them out
The GT defense allowed just 197 yards from Miami including an impressive -14 in rushing as Tech rallied late and held on to beat #20 Miami 24-20.
"This was an Impressive win" said Coach Millhimes " Coach Knight and the Hurricanes were ready for us and almost had our number" said Millhimes
Jordan Luallen looked horrible in this game. 7-15 for 120 yards and 0 touchdowns to go along with 2 picks. One of which was returned for a touchdown. He did have 47 yards rushing.
The main story was that of Richard Watson. The starting Fullback went down on the second play of the game and remained on the bench all game with an unknown injury. His replacement was David Drummond who rushed for 83 yards and 3 touchdowns on 22 carries.
The game was tied at 7 at the half and GT scored 10 points in the 3rd thanks to some interceptions of there own. Rashaad Reid picked off Jacory Harris midway through the third which set up a 25 yard field goal from Cutler to make it 10-7. Miami had a weird set next round. Back to back delay of games made it 3rd and 25 at there own 10. They failed to convert and Punted to GT who had great field position. Gt would drive down and run it in from 1 yard out to take a 17-7 lead going into the 4th.
Harris would get the Hurricanes moving and they converted ona key 4th adn 7 at there own 45 early in the 4th to keep the ball moving. Harris would hit Johnson for a 34 yard strike to make it 17-14. Georgia Tech would come back down the field and Luallen would hit Hill on a 34 yard pass to the Miami 1 yard line. Thats where Drummond took it in to take a 24-14 lead with 1:15 left.
Drummond seals the deal with a 1 yard TD run
Miami would drive down on GT's prevent defense and score with 22 seconds left. A failed 2 point conversion didnt help Maimi as they failed to get the onside kick and tech ran out the clock.
Another test next week as the Yellow Jackets meet #24 Clemson.
|NCAA Stat Leaders As Of 10/15|
|3.Kendrick Hardy(Sou Miss.)||865|
|3.Edwin Baker(Michigan St)||12|
|1.Dominique Sandifer(SD ST)||65|
|3.Gerell Robinson(AZ ST)||53|
|3.Richetti Jones(OK ST)||8|