One of the good things about playing another option team is that Georgia Tech’s defense has a lot of experience against it, according coach Paul Johnson.
Tech will play Air Force in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. at 5 p.m. on Dec. 27.
Though the Yellow Jackets’ defense faces a scout team each week that mimics its opponent’s offense, it does spend most of its time facing Tech’s spread-based option offense during the spring and parts of August.
Here’s how the defenses compare for the Independence Bowl:
|Category||Georgia Tech||Air Force|
|Points allowed per game||26.2||22.2|
|Rushing allowed per game||169.7||195.1|
|Average allowed per rush||4.6||4.8|
|Passing allowed per game||209||156.7|
|Average per catch||11.9||11|
|Total offense allowed per game||378.7||351.8|
|Average allowed per play||5.8||5.3|
|Time of possession||27:54:00||29:31:00|
|3rd-down conv. %||40||48|
|4th-down conv. %||50||53|
|Red zone scores %||78||87|
|Red zone TD %||61||64|