Live blog: It’s Tech-Georgia

Whatever Georgia Tech’s chances were coming into Saturday’s game against No. 3 Georgia, the Yellow Jackets’ chances took a direct hit with A-back Orwin Smith sideline with an ankle injury suffered in the second half of last week’s win over Duke.

A couple thoughts

This is going to be a tough, tough climb. As I noted in a couple stories, I think it’ll take a near-perfect game for Tech and then a couple breaks on top of that. Georgia isn’t unbeatable, but the Jackets haven’t faced an offense like this since Clemson. The second-half run has been built on teams with mostly ineffective offenses.

Boston College (98), BYU (65), Maryland (120), North Carolina (17), Duke (87). Georgia is No. 25.

Similarly, the Tech is definitely improved offensively, but, again, Georgia will be a different kind of test.

Boston College (104), BYU (No.3), Maryland (No. 15), North Carolina (No. 55) and Duke (No. 95). Georgia is No. 20.

That said, I think Tech’s got a chance. The team is confident and, regardless of opponent, is playing well. I think it means something that Johnson said the offensive line is playing the best he’s seen in his tenure. Tech will have to win this game on the linemen’s backs, I think.

It might be oversimplifying, but Tech needs to get ahead early, control the ball and get some stops.

Enjoy the game.

349 comments Add your comment

Chaps

November 24th, 2012
12:01 pm

If the D has a game in them this year, now is the time.

BuzzEng

November 24th, 2012
12:05 pm

The defense, again, shows it’s a liability. Hope the offense can cover and match score-for-score.

whiskey clear

November 24th, 2012
12:06 pm

Chaps

November 24th, 2012
12:06 pm

Be nice if we could find somebody to kick the ball past the ten.

whiskey clear

November 24th, 2012
12:07 pm

How can it look soo easy?

Ken Sugiura

November 24th, 2012
12:07 pm

wow. too easy. great push for uga line.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:07 pm

Is there a UGA version of this blog for me to go to? I cant find it

GTJohn

November 24th, 2012
12:08 pm

Boy, we could use Orwin and a healthy Attochou

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:09 pm

Aaron Murray 3 consecutive 3000 yard seasons…..some sort of record…

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:10 pm

GT smart to defer.

230gr Full Metal Jacket

November 24th, 2012
12:12 pm

Absolutely pathetic. I’ve supported CPJ, but he is an embarrassment as a coach. Awesome offensive coordinator, but he apparently fails to grasp the basic necessity of a defense and special teams. Scully kicking off?? Really?? He’s awful!!! What happened to the walk-on kid that has kicked the last few weeks? And no Orwin Smith today? This could be a very long afternoon unless someone on Tech’s defense grows a pair. The offense should be ok, but they aren’t good enough to match score-per-score with UGA. The D has GOT to make some stops or we are going to get slaughtered yet again.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:12 pm

yall got lucky….man..you guys are pulling out big chunks, our D needs to step up.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:14 pm

another first down….grrrrr.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:15 pm

another first down….

Biff Pocoroba

November 24th, 2012
12:15 pm

Why doesn’t this team get flu shots?

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:16 pm

uhhh flags…

whiskey clear

November 24th, 2012
12:16 pm

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:16 pm

HAHAHAHAHHAHA!
Bacarri Rambo 2 strips so far…
pls hold up under review.

BuzzEng

November 24th, 2012
12:17 pm

…and so it begins…

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:18 pm

Biff Pocoroba

November 24th, 2012
12:19 pm

What an embarrassment that this team will be in the ACC championship game. They don’t play smart and the coach has not clue how to develop a defense or special teams. PJ will probably get a huge bonus for backing into the game even though FSU will beat us down..Both basketball teams looked awful yesterday and now this. Thank God DRad is gone. I can’t believe that Tech couldn’t sell all of their tickets for this “game” today.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:19 pm

sooo close he fell down…

Flowery Branch Yellow Jacket

November 24th, 2012
12:20 pm

You wonder how a guy the size of Godhigh is going to be able to hold onto the ball when he’s got 3-4 guys the size of Rambo pulling at it. Georgia seems content to let the Tech backs continue to move forward, giving the Dogs a longer opportunity to strip the ball.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:20 pm

need to convert..

Biff Pocoroba

November 24th, 2012
12:20 pm

PJ seems shocked that UGA would run the hurry up even though they have run it all year. What a joke.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:21 pm

1st and goal!

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:22 pm

whiskey clear

November 24th, 2012
12:24 pm

Biff Pocoroba

November 24th, 2012
12:24 pm

This defense has no heart or any play makers. Four years of poor recruting have killed us. They looked like Carter last night in the basketball game. Good potential but no heart or effort at all. I feel bad for anyone who wasted money on this garbage. PJ thinks that they are great because they beat the sisters of the weak in the second half of the season. DRad left us in worse trouble than when he came. 6 wins in football, 10th place basketball, and a baseball coach who underachieves year after year.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:25 pm

GT offense is rolling, UGA usually makes adjustments as the game goes on, look at GSU or Ole miss etc and see what we did, we need to shut your offense down quickly…or else itll be a long day for UGA

Buford Pusser, Sheriff

November 24th, 2012
12:25 pm

Ken, it looks obvious to me in the first 10 minutes that recruiting is the issue. There is no comparison between the Tech players and the UGA players on strength and raw ability. They manhandle us when they hit/tackle us. We are either soft, or not very good. Both??? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think CPJ does us any favors in the coaching category…….defense is still lame and special teams still sucks……this is like a bad broken record that just keeps replaying. Will Tech keep it within 50 points???

230gr Full Metal Jacket

November 24th, 2012
12:25 pm

My high school team could have scored at will on these idiots. Doesn’t ANYONE at Tech understand basic tackling??? This is about to be another slaughter. I’m sorry, but CPJ has got to go if he can’t prepare a team any better than this. I’ve been a Tech fan for over 47 years, but this squad is making it very difficult to continue doing so. Embarrassingly pathetic. And these guys are being given athletic scholarships??????? FSU will absolutely kill us next week!!!!

whiskey clear

November 24th, 2012
12:26 pm

what a change of events….A red zone fumble and a take away at the 2….which wouldve tied the game..instead a turnover converted to 7 the other way….

Ken Sugiura

November 24th, 2012
12:27 pm

defense obviously not keeping up thus far. i’m not sure the offense had much trouble. (one very notable play aside)

Tevin will leave like he came in...

November 24th, 2012
12:28 pm

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:32 pm

darn we needed that stop.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:34 pm

JJ!
we need to hold you here.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:34 pm

time for a stop…..JJ!

Biff Pocoroba

November 24th, 2012
12:34 pm

Tech needs a leader on defense to call out the one armed tacklers like Georgia did.

Biff Pocoroba

November 24th, 2012
12:38 pm

Nice play calling coach. Beno? PJ is an idiot.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:38 pm

Biff Pocoroba

November 24th, 2012
12:39 pm

Better be a fake kick. PJ doesn’t have a kicker again.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:39 pm

challenge…what do yall think? forward or backwards?

Chaps

November 24th, 2012
12:39 pm

Dial up a trick play and UGA gets the luckiest time out this year.

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:41 pm

darn we lost our challenge

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:41 pm

we need another TD now to make it 21-3

whiskey clear

November 24th, 2012
12:42 pm

where has this kid been all year?

Biff Pocoroba

November 24th, 2012
12:43 pm

Need an onside kick here. Georiga will get the ball near the 50 either way with our “special” teams

BigTimeTECHFan

November 24th, 2012
12:43 pm

two holds and a block in the back on that Gurley TD, Refs need to wake up

DawgzWeather

November 24th, 2012
12:44 pm

nice tackle GT…..boom