First, I think Georgia Tech is still on that never-ending drive that started against Virginia on Saturday. Last I heard they were at the Eastern Shore. A little tired, but still moving the ball.
I wrote yesterday, and have thought (as I’m sure y’all have, as well) that Tech is pretty close to being guaranteed a spot in the ACC championship game now that Miami lost again.
Switching to my Al Groh manner of speaking: to quote someone who works at a multi-faceted, multi-platformed sports and entertainment network, that circumstance may not be necessarily true.
Yes, the Jackets need to beat Wake Forest and Duke, which wouldn’t seem to be that difficult a thing to do considering past history and recent results.
But, the Deacons and the Devils have something in common that has given the Jackets some issues this season.
You know what I’m talking about.
Duke’s Thaddeus Lewis and Wake’s Riley Skinner are arguably two of the top four passing QBs in the ACC, behind Ponder and Harris. (Kyle Parker must be thrown in there too, at least on plays where he gets to throw right down the middle of the field as he got to do in the win against the ‘Canes.)
And, as Tech’s players and fans know: Harris, Ponder and Parker gave Tech’s defense fits to the tune of 890 yards passing.
Lewis has already passed for 1,972 yards this season. It’s like Spurrier’s back in Durham.
Skinner has 1,949.
So, while Tech’s offense has been doing its thing, keep in mind that there are still two really good quarterbacks left to deal with.
Tech is at No. 11 in the BCS poll, but be prepared to watch them slide in the next few weeks. The ACC’s back-end schedule isn’t the best, and even though the Jackets may keep winning, the computers will penalize them for the strength of the competition. Cincinnati and Boise State saw it happen this week.
You may not have been in your chair yet, but Tyler Melton caught a pass on Tech’s first snap. It was his first catch this season. Johnson said he wanted to get him the ball because he’s been blocking a lot. I guess it was a reward, so to speak.
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