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
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