Georgia 31, Georgia Tech 17

Three quick thoughts.

1. Missed opportunities in the first half. The first play, not scoring a touchdown after reaching the Georgia 2-yard line, the timeout on the missed field goal. I’m hardly convinced it would have made a difference, but it reduced the Jackets’ margin considerably. The third quarter extinguished it completely.

2. The Tech pass defense didn’t cut it. Most times, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray had time to throw and open targets to throw to. Sub-par all the way around.

3. Tech proved again it can run the ball. Against the No. 2 run defense, the Jackets cleared 225 yards. However, it wasn’t nearly, nearly enough. The Jackets needed some sort of big play or three – a blocked punt, a long punt return, an interception taken back for a touchdown, an 80-yard touchdown run – and couldn’t summon it.

What do you think?

852 comments Add your comment

Jarvis Jones

November 26th, 2011
3:25 pm

this is still our state and will always be our state! GO DAWGS

Jacket Fan for Life

November 26th, 2011
3:28 pm

Congratulations on win today, UGA! And good luck next week as you go against LSU for SEC Championship!

ACC is Bettter Than SEC

November 26th, 2011
3:28 pm

CPJ said it was perception but I see 31-17

Jimmy the Cricket

November 26th, 2011
3:29 pm

Tech sucks! That’s 3 wins in a row and 10 wins out of the last 11 years. If CPJ can’t start winning against Georgia, he’ll be gone. For GT, it’s all about beating Georgia, which they can’t do.

CC

November 26th, 2011
3:29 pm

Hey Paul Johnson, I hear WalMart is hiring. But as stupid and retarded as UGA made you look today, I’m not sure they’d take you! 17 ou tof 21…and counting.

ACC is Bettter Than SEC

November 26th, 2011
3:30 pm

Thanks, JFL.

James Smith

November 26th, 2011
3:30 pm

Fire Al Groh and take Paul Johnson with him

dawgfan

November 26th, 2011
3:30 pm

YAWN. Thanks for the scrimmage Techies. Have fun watching our Fish Fry next week in the Dome. Paul Johnson’s bought his offense at Wal Mart and he shop lifted Al Groh while he was there.

Georgia Tech=JOKE

Jimmy the Cricket

November 26th, 2011
3:33 pm

Tech only rushed for 244 yards. That’s shutting them down. They usually run for 400 to even 600. But not today. Our defense played great. (As always). Who we gotta beat to prove we’re a great team?

jacketfan

November 26th, 2011
3:34 pm

Mr. Smith I agree

Clydus

November 26th, 2011
3:35 pm

CC, Coach Johnson was talking about UGA’s fans, not the team. Coach Johnson shouldn’t do anything except get another quarterback.

Jimmy the Cricket

November 26th, 2011
3:35 pm

If we happen to beat LSU, people will start saying LSU has no offense. They are ranked 75th in the nation in total offense. If we pull off the upset that’s what they’ll bring up. So pathetic. No matter who we beat, they’ll bring something up to pour salt on it. That’s a hater for you. FACT is we’ve won 10 straight games from starting 0-2. Can’t beat that. LSU is going to get our all next week.

North Ave

November 26th, 2011
3:35 pm

Stay classy dawgs… Good luck against LSU.

KDawg

November 26th, 2011
3:35 pm

Once again we own the insects. Maybe you all need to start a rivalry with Georgia State.

Chas_Jacket

November 26th, 2011
3:36 pm

If we are ever going to progress we have to 1) be able to get a pass rush, and 2) get a passing game. Tevin has really struggled the second half of the year. I think Vad willt help the latter but the 1st one has been a problem since Derrick Morgan left.

Congrats to the dawgs and hope the beat LSU.

Jimmy the Cricket

November 26th, 2011
3:36 pm

Damned if you do…damned if you don’t.. I’d rather be damned if I do. We’re damned if we do, as we’re 10-2. That rhymes! GOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS! WE OWN TECH! TAKE THAT KEN!

TampaDawg

November 26th, 2011
3:36 pm

Thanks North Ave and GO DAWGS!!! Good game GT.

this is a bad subject

November 26th, 2011
3:36 pm

but maybe the dogs will not look bad against LSU. Not pulling for you but you seem capable of winning if murry has his normal game.
Congrats to dogs today.

dawgfan

November 26th, 2011
3:36 pm

“Tech proved again it can run the ball. Against the No. 2 run defense, the Jackets cleared 225 yards.”

Oh good grief enough with this crap already. They run the ball 80% of the time. OF COURSE they’re going to gain 225 yards on the ground. That’s not a great offense. Its just math. They would run for 200 yards against the Green Bay Packers and get blown out of the damn building 100-0. It doesn’t have anything to do with anything. They are going to get their rushing yards because its all they know how to do. If only the game of football were that simple.

Class dismissed.

4 tickets 4 hotdogs 4 Cokes

November 26th, 2011
3:37 pm

Any idea which bowl you chokers are going to? Either way, get ready to get smoked in some no name town! HA!

UGA = Yawn

November 26th, 2011
3:39 pm

So with Chan, we had to wait for years and the damage was done. How long we wait with Johnson? How many more years of this do we go through? 1-3 vs Va Tech, 1-3 vs UGA, 0-3 in bowls . . . a whopping 2-9 in our 3 biggest games. Soon to be 2-10 ???? Time for him to step down with some dignity and give someone else a chance.

Tech Tony

November 26th, 2011
3:39 pm

Bottom line: we got outplayed in every phase, we lacked the intensity I thought we’d have and we got seriously outcoached.

The 3-4 will never work here. Time to take the defense in another direction because it’s highly doubtful we’ll ever get the type of linemen equired to make it work. Tech spent way too much time worrying about Georgia’s running game, an inexcusable bit of coaching.

JD

November 26th, 2011
3:39 pm

Hard to believe Tech could manage 6 passes.

If do right, no can defense

November 26th, 2011
3:40 pm

Hey, Ken congrats on getting the season prediction spot on: you predicted 8-4, right?
To all the “fire CPJ/CAG” bandwagonners, I wouldn’t get real excited… our AD is short on cash.

4 tickets 4 hotdogs 4 Cokes

November 26th, 2011
3:40 pm

At least if they play Georgia State, they have a chance of winning more than once every 10 years. Maybe.

Smyrna Gold

November 26th, 2011
3:40 pm

When you can’t play defense, pass and special team play you are going to lose at this level.

this team, like the 2010 team, did not improve this year. This is primarily a coaching defiency and recruiting or failure to recruit athletes that can compete with the competition

Dawg'88

November 26th, 2011
3:40 pm

What time is it at Yech? 6:09 till the end of time!

Domination: 62-39-5…Superiority Continues!

10 of 11…Domination!!

WE STILL RUN THIS STATE!!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UGA = Yawn

November 26th, 2011
3:40 pm

Ah…PS to UGA fans. I assume there is a blog on your page in the ajc.com. Blog on that one. This one is for GT fans. Might be hard for you to understand though – I guess – since you have Walmart shopper mentalities!!!

techismybee-otch

November 26th, 2011
3:41 pm

After reading and hearing all the comments on the Dwags blog about how the Jackets were gonna expose us, all I have to say is this to Tech fans: S.T.F.U.

Frankly

November 26th, 2011
3:42 pm

Fier Paul Johnson, he cannot even call timeouts correctly.

Siskey

November 26th, 2011
3:42 pm

Good game Tech. Good luck in your bowl game. Go Dawgs!

pw12

November 26th, 2011
3:42 pm

Why are we still in a 3 point stance when we have to throw..coaching is stubborn

Siskey

November 26th, 2011
3:43 pm

Enter your comments here

Kb

November 26th, 2011
3:43 pm

So Pj perception was clouded by beating 5 teams with a total of 10 wins. Tech wasn’t improved they just played weaker opposition.

techismybee-otch

November 26th, 2011
3:44 pm

Coach Johnson, ever heard of trying an onside kick-when you haven’t stopped UGA ALL day? The retards at Wal-Mart know to do that! They just called…..they are giving away Tech shirts if you bring your 4-cokes-4-hotdogs-4 tickets stub….jeez….it must stink to be a Tech fan….

techismybee-otch

November 26th, 2011
3:44 pm

Are your rings ready? How about that billboard?

Kb

November 26th, 2011
3:45 pm

Can’t wait to hear the ifs from GTbob , supersize, and 5150.

techismybee-otch

November 26th, 2011
3:45 pm

I forgot, its just another game to CPJ….and just think whoever you play in the bowl is gonna have 6 weeks to get ready to embarrass you again in a bowl!

GT is a 4th rate High School Team

November 26th, 2011
3:46 pm

HELLO, HELLO, WOOF WOOF. LOL. This is a great victory for all those with mental disabilities at WalMart.

4 tickets 4 hotdogs 4 Cokes

November 26th, 2011
3:47 pm

Nope, UGA = Yawn, we own this blog, just like the rest of this state! DEAL WITH IT!!

Clydus

November 26th, 2011
3:48 pm

Techismybee-otch, it doesn’t stink at all to be a Tech fan. I’ve been wondering, is 4 Cokes, 4 hotdogs and 4 tickets a bad deal or something? Didn’t the Braves has the same promotion?

GT is a 4th rate High School Team

November 26th, 2011
3:49 pm

You need to score and not just rum. It is that time of the year even SANTA is laughing at GT, HOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO. LOL

Clydus

November 26th, 2011
3:49 pm

If do right, no can defense

November 26th, 2011
3:49 pm

We’re prolly headed to Music City/Belk bowl. Doesn’t matter anyway.
While I prefer the 3-4 scheme, this season we simply didn’t have the players for it.

Walls, Barnes, etc. not gonna cut it. We need those 300 pound linemen for the 3-4. And massive inside linebackers as well… none of which we have. Only thing we have is a decent (although young, therefore inexperienced & prone to mistakes) secondary. Looking at the roster, I don’t see that sort of talent you need to implement the 3-4 (and none on the way either: Kallon is too small)… the “pro” style defense needs playmakers… and we’ve got none.

I’m giving CAG another season to improve… then I’m calling for his head too.

Tevin Washington, good bye. I’d like to see Synjyn Days & Vad Lee (if he stays here) compete for the starting spot next spring… I like Synjyn – he’s built a lot more like Nesbitt. Just needs to cut down on the fumbles.

GT is a 4th rate High School Team

November 26th, 2011
3:51 pm

YES, ACC is better than SEC, at making CUPCAKES. LOL

North Ave

November 26th, 2011
3:51 pm

Really dawgs. Congrats on your win. You should be now focusing on LSU. The Georgia dome has not been kind to you guys..

Jarvis Jones

November 26th, 2011
3:52 pm

yall couldn’t stop us despite not having isaiah crowell or richard samuel we were playing 3rd and 4th stringers and still moving the ball

GT is a 4th rate High School Team

November 26th, 2011
3:52 pm

IT SHOWS WHY JOKE BY COKE IS REALLY TRUE.

Kb

November 26th, 2011
3:53 pm

Auburn, Vandy, Miss. state, Tennessee (with Bray) ,
Florida all much better than Tech. Kentucky has a better defense

North Ave

November 26th, 2011
3:53 pm

Actually, I think we will end up in the Sun Bowl.