Georgia Tech Review: Jet Motion Stings Jackets

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Georgia Tech couldn’t handle Virginia Tech’s jet motion. (Ivan Morozov)

I’m thinking big for this recap: big stats and facts, big plays, and big players. First, the stats:

  • VT had an impressive 461 yards and 45 points, averaging 7.6 yards per play, their best showing since 2012.
  • GT racked up a paltry 134 yards and 0 points, averaging 2.4 yards a play, and with 55 of the yards coming in the fourth quarter.
  • It was GT’s first time getting shut-out since ’97 (to #3 FSU), and first time at home since ’57 (to #9 Auburn.)
  • VT had eighteen first downs, while GT had eight. This was despite VT having so many long plays and then also going only 3-10 on third down.
  • Eight of GT’s thirteen drives were three-and-outs, including their first four drives of the game.
  • Their punter had to ice his leg.
  • (Okay, I made that up.)

And a hat-tip to From the Rumble Seat for noting that this year the Jackets hit or are hitting the following benchmarks of futility:

  • Losing record (2-8)
  • Last in their division (1-5 against Coastal opponents)
  • Last in the conference (1-6 ACC record)
  • Lost to a G5 school (Temple)
  • Lost to an FCS school (The Citadel)
  • Got blow-out/shut-out by a rival (VT at home, no less)

And they still have UGA to look forward to.

Day of Dominance

Now let’s look