ATLANTA, GA - The parents out there will not want to use Saturday night's game at Bobby Dodd Stadium as an example of how to play nice in the sand box. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-0, 2-0) refused to share the ball and stole what was not theirs against Coastal division rival Miami Hurricanes (3-3, 1-2), culminating in a 28-17 victory for the home team.
The Yellow Jackets pulled away in the second half Saturday night by holding on to the ball for 40+ out of the game's 60 minutes, intercepting two Miami passes deep in their own territory, and executing a fake punt to perfection. As head coach Paul Johnson stated after the game, Georgia Tech's complete disregard for kindergarten rules was all part of the plan. "How do you neutralize [Miami's offense]? You hold on to the ball for 40 minutes, 45 seconds. If they don't get it then they're not out there. The best way to play a team like that is to keep them off the field."
Miami, coming off a confidence-building win last week against Duke, arrived in Atlanta knowing they needed to defeat the Yellow Jackets to keep pace in the Coastal division race. Doing so would require limiting mistakes and getting the Jackets' offense off the field. Mission unaccomplished...click here to read the rest and comment