Washington, Hill shine at T-Day game

Tevin Washington secured his spot as Georgia Tech’s No. 2 quarterback by leading the White team to four touchdowns in Saturday’s 27-7 win over the Gold team in the T-Day game at Bobby Stadium.

The game was called at halftime because of rain, but not before Washington ran for three scores and completed a 70-yard pass to wide receiver Stephen Hill for another.

“We’re just trying to get better, that’s all we’re trying to do,” said Hill, who robbed Dominique Reese of an interception when he wrestled the ball away from him at the 5-yard line on an earlier drive.

Tech used play-action on the long score. As Hill ran by cornerback Mario Butler and past safety Isaiah Johnson, he said he could hear coach Paul Johnson yelling, “Throw the ball.” Butler said there was a miscommunication on the play call by the defense, which is still learning the 3-4 system being put in by defensive coordinator Al Groh.

Washington, and redshirt freshmen Jordan Luallen and David Sims competed in the spring to be the No. 2 behind Joshua Nesbitt, who sat out the practices after having minor surgery on his ankle.

Washington and Sims had the most success on Saturday, with Sims leading the Gold team to their only touchdown, a 13-yard run by A-back Orwin Smith on an option play. Sims also used his running ability to scamper for a first down on a third-and-eight play earlier in the drive.

Washington said he hopes to use this momentum to push Nesbitt for meaningful snaps when the fall practices begin in August.

“That’s everybody’s goal,” Washington said. “I don’t think anybody comes to college to be a back-up.”

Overall, the offenses combined for 350 yards (274 by the White), including 122 passing (all by the White). Anthony Allen led all rushers with 91 yards on 15 carries. Hill led the receivers with three catches for 105 yards. Unlike the previous two T-Day games, there were no turnovers.

“Guys are getting more used to what they’re doing,” Johnson said.

That’s true on both sides on the ball. On defense, outside linebacker Anthony Egbuniwe and inside linebacker Brad Jefferson made a few tackles on Saturday as they continue to adjust to new schemes, new philosophies and new lingo.

“We still have a lot of things to work on to be sure, but I saw some positive things out there today,” Johnson said. “The best news is that no one got injured.”

155 comments Add your comment

JMB

April 24th, 2010
2:28 pm

this was fun to watch

tane

April 24th, 2010
2:32 pm

Doug, it’s pretty easy for you to claim that anyone shined since no one was there to witness it. Kinda like does a falling tree make a noise if no one is around to hear it???

Stinger

April 24th, 2010
2:32 pm

Another ACC Championsip, State Championship, and Contender for National Championship on the way.

rex

April 24th, 2010
2:32 pm

Was there even 300 people there to watch???

GTkenz

April 24th, 2010
2:32 pm

The O is as good as ever, perhaps even better than last year, but the D might be the worst since the days when Joe Hamilton had to put up 40+ just have a chance to win. Question is, how many 48-45 games can we win? In Paul I trust, but we have got to find some playmakers on D.

jinx

April 24th, 2010
2:33 pm

Finally someone took Dwyer!!! 6th round by the Steelers. Make sense, if they can handle a rapist QB then they can handle a fat, slow drug addict for a RB.

William Bell

April 24th, 2010
2:34 pm

Dwyer is a Steeler! Sit on it Rednecks

James T. Kirk

April 24th, 2010
2:35 pm

Yes. With our 12 men taken in the draft, we are making a statement to the world, Tech football is back!!! We have the best thrower of the ball returning this season, the best running halfbacks and the best defensive mind in college football history. We will stomp the mutts again as usual and win yet another world championship.

GTkenz

April 24th, 2010
2:35 pm

Easy on the attendance. 1st of all the time was moved up at the last minute and secondly, the weather was down right awful. As I recall, there were thousands at last years game where the conditions were opposite.

curious

April 24th, 2010
2:36 pm

as fat and slow as Dwyer has become, and since he can only run in a straight line, will the Steelers make him a fullback?

William Bell

April 24th, 2010
2:36 pm

Jinx, I don’t think u want to go their. Shall I bring up Quincy Carter? Didn’t think so. You guys have nooooooooooooooooooooooo room to talk about drugs and thugs, because if any University had those, it’s UGA.

bawhahahahaha!!!

April 24th, 2010
2:39 pm

They are ripping Dwyer on ESPN calling him a bust and a fata.ss!!!!! Love it!!!!

William Bell

April 24th, 2010
2:40 pm

They did the same thing to Stafford. Bawhahahahahahahahaha!!!

GTkenz

April 24th, 2010
2:41 pm

Jinx, slow, fat, druggie?? Dwyer should have been in New York on Heisman ballot last year. The kid ran over, around, and by defenses for 3 years. Calvin Johnson smoked a little weed too, as do most of the Ugag players.

jinx

April 24th, 2010
2:41 pm

Pretty sure Carter was a Tech commitment that you tools olled out the red carpet for. UGA never would have gotten him had he not played baseball for 4 years. Plus, he has nothing to do with our current administration, unlike Dwyer does with Yech. Nice try though sally.

jinx

April 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

GTknez,

Soo…..why wasn’t he there exactly? Explain in full detail. I want to copy and paste your reasoning and e-mail it out to all my friends. :)

uh oh

April 24th, 2010
2:43 pm

Stafford? Keep dreaming. He was the top overall pick. Much like how A.J. Green will be next year. Something that will never again happened to the bugs.

matt

April 24th, 2010
2:43 pm

I guess the Steelers will excuse Dwyer’s drug use. How sad

feltz

April 24th, 2010
2:48 pm

Please. To excuse Dwyer’s decline due to his drug addiction is a copout. Clearly everyone saw his film against UGA’s horrible defense last year. How many hards did he have again, 10? LOL!!!!

William Bell

April 24th, 2010
2:48 pm

Never said he did, which shouldn’t matter because he played for UGA regardless. good try though

Rico

April 24th, 2010
2:48 pm

Two names…Terrell Davis and Dorsey Levens. Both have super bowl rings and both drafter VERY late. Dwyer will get his money in 2 or 3 years.

Oh yes

April 24th, 2010
2:50 pm

Something like that will never happen again to the bugs? Wishful thinking there uh oh.

GTkenz

April 24th, 2010
2:50 pm

Very simple Jinx, the Heisman is a media popularity contest. The actual best player in College Football rarely wins. I’m not saying Dwyer should have won, but he and Spiller were clearly the best RB’s in college footbal last year. The kid from Bama looked like a back-up against Auburn last year. Besides he runs behind 1st round draft picks while Dwyer ran behind 250 pound converted tight ends at tackle.

Rico

April 24th, 2010
2:52 pm

Jinx – Congrats Jon Dwyer! Thanks for all the memories. Epecially the one when you broke the ankles of the UGA DB two years ago to score one of the many TD’s in the second half. Too many memories to list. You are a class act!!

CHAMPS

April 24th, 2010
2:54 pm

Uga fans are born stupid, bred stupid, and live stupid.

There is no bigger bust than Stafford.
There is no team that underachieves like Uga.
And there is no coach in the country who turns a blinder eye than Richt when it comes to the criminals at the athens football factory.

Your starting QB just got kicked out of school. You hired your 4th choice DC, whose name no one remembers, and paid him more than he’s worth. And all dawg fans can do is read and post on Tech articles because we are the only show in town now.

Rico

April 24th, 2010
2:55 pm

For you that have a selective memory, here ya go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXbjgxWUyE

GTkenz

April 24th, 2010
2:57 pm

It’s comical to even think anyone from a Liberal Arts Cow University would even take the time to debate anything with a Tech person. Ugag has twice the enrollment, 10 times the fan base, 3 times the athletic budget, and hundreds of more resources than Tech. Yet the Jackets still find a way to compete nationally at level equal to Ugag, and in many cases better. What a joke you have in Athens.

Rico

April 24th, 2010
2:58 pm

Rico

April 24th, 2010
3:00 pm

fata.ss running back

April 24th, 2010
3:08 pm

So fat boys can get drafted in other position rather than the lines!?!?!?!?!

hahahahahaha!!!!

April 24th, 2010
3:09 pm

GTkenz,

Which explains why you’ve only beaten UGA 4 times in the past 20 years? What a tool!!

bert

April 24th, 2010
3:10 pm

kenz –

You realize the only reason you have GT is because of a couple of UGA alumni that conceived it, founded it, and funded it, right????

GT alumni

April 24th, 2010
3:11 pm

GTknenz,

Dwyer sucked last year, are you kidding? Please stop posting. You are an embarrassment to real Tech fans.

GTechsta

April 24th, 2010
3:12 pm

jinx, you are a gutless clown and a loser. Calling The Diesel a druggie is ludicrous. He has been taking meds since he was a kid for ADD and the NFL was perfectly aware and okay. You hide behind a keyboard like a little biotch and spew venom and you blatantly lie about it. Again, you are a gutless coward.

Rico

April 24th, 2010
3:12 pm

“hahahahahahah”…Your program has not been exactly a power the past three years! How long since you won. If not for Tech the past for years, you would have NO REASON to show us your toothless smile. Dude, face it – CMR can get your Thugs up for one game a year. That’s it! Now go back to your porn.

wesleywhatwhat

April 24th, 2010
3:12 pm

love the second video link. the uga player busting his ass as he watched dwyer run by occurs 1:18 in.

that was number 11, right?

the university of georgia’s finest: Ramarcus Brown CB 5-11 170 Sr East Point, Georgia

hey, at least he wasn’t arrested or thrown off the team.

anyway, it’s GREAT to be a yellow jacket, especially on draft day 2010 ;)

erk

April 24th, 2010
3:12 pm

you are either a flamer or a complete moron to argue that Dwyer was great last year and deserved to be in the Heisman talk. He killed all hopes of that during his first 4 games.

boring

April 24th, 2010
3:14 pm

come on tool fans, you can do better than that!!! Don’t blame UGA for the fact that you can’t even sellout your glorified high school stadium with free cokes, hotdogs and Playboys.

hhahahahahahahaha!!!!!

April 24th, 2010
3:14 pm

Ryan Kinsey is a LOOOOOOOOOSER!!!!!!

very sad

April 24th, 2010
3:17 pm

it’s a shame GT’s best talent, thanks to Gailey, is going bye-bye.

troll denial

April 24th, 2010
3:19 pm

Rico –

The fact you think Richt has to get his boys “up” for the thugs from N. Ave is laughable. As proven by the overall record, UGA can beat the thugs in their sleep :)

give it a rest

April 24th, 2010
3:24 pm

Tech sucks. You backed into the ACC title last year since HALF the conference finished .500 or worse. This will never happen again. Deal with it.

Jacket Backer

April 24th, 2010
4:00 pm

tevin washington and stephen hill did look good…..allen and cox ran well…..the O will be fine….if we can get the defense to step up it will be another fun fall!!!….love to see how much the mutts care about Tech football!

Go Jackets and THWG!!!!!

GTkenz

April 24th, 2010
4:01 pm

GT Alumni, pretty doubtful. Holloween is in October. You would have to be deaf and blind to say Dwyer sucked last year. Why post if you can’t support a single comment with any fact of any kind. IDIOT!!!

Tech Man

April 24th, 2010
4:35 pm

For you idiots who keep talking about Dwyer’s drug use. If you listened to the news and read the papers (which most of you dawg fans don’t do) the drug he came up positive for was a prescription medication he has been taking since he was 8 years old. It was not an illegal substance. Dawg fans go back to you pick up trucks and chewing tobacco.

Homeland Security

April 24th, 2010
4:49 pm

The reason no one attended the “T Day” game is because we raised the alert level on the Tech campus to Red from the usual Orange. Hell, the locals are more of a risk than the terrorists…..I mean students! I’d rather walk the streets of Baghdad than walk around the Tech campus.

DZ

April 24th, 2010
4:56 pm

Dwyer isn’t a Steeler yet…

Showclass

April 24th, 2010
5:05 pm

To all you low life redneck, thug UGA fans. Let me tell you about class or no class as is in your case.

1st of all class begins on the sidelines. Which your coach installs zero class in his let me get locked up players.

It is common knowledge at last years game Nesbitt was intentional hurt by your thug players. As Tech coaches came onto the field, UGA were trash talking and cursing the tech coaches. Players are suppose to show class in an injury situation. Again, this starts on the sidelines. Which your coach Mark Ritch has NO CLASS! He puts up a good act, but we all know what a hipocrite he is.

I Hate UGAY

April 24th, 2010
5:11 pm

Close UGA, it is a waste of my taxpayer money. Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA, Close UGA,

Ghost of UGA VII

April 24th, 2010
5:17 pm

Ohhhh I hope some of my boys will be paroled so UGA will be able to play a game next year. Ouch, it hurts that the rednecks from my old school are sooooo supid, I’m so sorry Tech guys. I’m much better off here than in Shreveport or Athens. You guys at Tech know what I had to put up with those few years. But give my old country boys a break, some of them have nice legs. Wof, Wof.