Well, the ACC’s Coastal Division is again up for grabs.
Georgia Tech’s demolition of North Carolina and Virginia Tech’s demolition of Miami means it’s a three-horse race between the Jackets, Canes and Hokies, unless the Tar Heels can somehow show more than they did on Saturday. Of course, that’s what folks were saying about the Jackets a week ago.
Here’s what makes it interesting to me: Virginia Tech couldn’t have ordered better conditions on any kind of pay weather site for its game against the Hurricanes. The rain neutralized Jacory Harris, and meant that Tyrod Taylor didn’t have to try to do anything to win the game. For all purposes, Virginia Tech is a one-dimensional team. I know what Taylor did last week against Nebraska, but those kind of plays aren’t the kind you can count on.
Now, that sets up a huge game between the Techs in a few weeks in Atlanta.
Georgia Tech stoned North Carolina’s rushing attack, just crushed it. It’ll be interesting to see how the Jackets will plan against the Hokies.
But, first things first. Mississippi State is up next week, and the Bulldogs aren’t to be taken lightly. They should have beat LSU on Saturday, but couldn’t punch it in first and goal from the 3.
The Jackets have got to get their kicking games issues fixed. Scott Blair seems to have lost his confidence. He missed field goals to the left and right on Saturday, as well as kicking the ball out of bounds twice.
The draw play that Johnson called for Jonathan Dwyer was very effective against the Tar Hells, as was the quick pitch. Better blocking on the perimeter may have helped on the quick pitch.
What did you like most? Nesbitt’s toughness? Dwyer’s big game? The defense? The coaching?