Georgia Tech has had its issues stopping running backs this season.
Three of Tech’s opponents have posted career highs, culminating with Andre Ellington’s 166-yard effort in Clemson’s 27-13 win last weekend. Tech is allowing 162.2 rushing yards per game this season, eighth in the ACC. Of the four teams doing worse, only Duke has yet to play the Yellow Jackets and their run-focused offense.
Now, the Yellow Jackets will face Virginia Tech’s three-headed monster of Darren Evans, Ryan Williams and David Wilson, who have combined for more than 1,000 yards with 16 touchdowns this season.
Most of Ellington’s success against Tech started between the large tackles before he would cut back away from the flowing linebackers and safeties. His first touchdown, a 55-yard run, was a perfect example. he ran into the left side of Clemson’s line, broke through an arm tackle and then cut left to the sideline, outracing everyone to the end zone. Julian Burnett almost caught Ellington at the