The More You Know...About Georgia Tech
The Canes are 2-1, coming off of their victory over Bethune-Cookman last Saturday. Now they face their first divisional opponent in Georgia Tech, who crushed Virginia 56-20 over the weekend. UM has had trouble stopping the run all year and now they gotta play a team that does nothing but run. Let's get started and see what we're in for.
1. Where they are in the standings/rankings:
Well would you look at that ****...we're tied for first place in the division. If the Jackets hadn't herped & derped all over themselves in OT against the Hokies, this game would be for sole possession of 1st place. I won't complain about that **** now though, because we're going to have our hands full in this game.
Georgia Tech just got done performing legitimate rape on Virginia. Here's what UVA blog Streaking The Lawn thought of Georgia Tech afterwards:
Brian Schwartz said:The Yellow Jackets dominated this one from start to finish. Virginia scored to cut GT's early lead to 14-7, but didn't see the end zone again until the middle of the fourth quarter, to get the game to 49-14. Tech finished with a video game-like 461 rushing yards. Tevin Washington passed 6 of 8 for 125 yards, while running for 93 more.
The game was a disaster, and there isn't much more to say about it.
Jesus Christ at those rushing totals. Now, I know we've beaten them 3 years in a row. In fact, we've dominated their offense. Problem is our defense is a lot worse than last year, so it's gonna take another big effort to shut down that ground game
2. What happened the last time Miami played Georgia Tech?
From the Associated Press:
Nicholas recovered a fumbled punt for a touchdown plus added an interception, Lamar Miller ran for 93 yards and a score and Miami's banged-up defense was dominant as the Hurricanes topped Georgia Tech (No. 22 BCS, No. 20 AP) 24-7 on Saturday -- holding the high-octane Yellow Jackets more than 300 yards and nearly 36 points below their season averages entering the game.
Man...I forgot how good a game JoJoJoJo Nicholas had that day. Maybe we can have a repeat performance from last year by shutting them down with another injury riddled defense. Problem is the make up of this team is very similar to the 2008 team, loaded with freshman throughout the two-deep. The 2008 UM team got waxed in that game. I don't know...I just hope D'Onofrio isn't telling these kids to tackle high:
Thanks to Rusty98UM for creating this gif for posterity.
Romeo Davis...ole "I'm gonna tackle this guy by the hand-warmer" *** *****. I just feel bad for Sean Spence's family for him being in the general vicinity of this play.
3. Who to be scared of:
Laskey has emerged as the B-Back for the Jackets, which if you don't already know is basically a big running back lined up where a fullback normally would be. If we're going to win, we have to contain the hand-offs to him and whoever else lines up at this position. He's got 187 yards on 28 carries (6.7 avg.) and 1 TD. He also scored a 70 yard touchdown against UVA last week on a wheel route.
4. Player that will score against us:
With all these teams that run this kind of option offense, the QB is always the straw that stirs the drink. By now you all know that they don't pass often, he's only 23 of 34 for 382 yards and 3 touchdowns for the season. On the ground he leads the team in yards (253) and touchdowns (4). He doesn't run it as good as Nesbitt did for them, but he's in his third year as the starter so he probably knows what the **** he's doing out there.
5. Person that will **** you off:
The Entire Offensive Line
These guys will cut block the **** out you. It's not illegal, in fact it's a cornerstone of their offense. 1 or 2 guys on our Defensive line are bound to come out of the game at some point with a ****ed up leg because some undersized Offensive Guard dove head first at their knee caps. It'll be important to watch how freshmen like McCord and Moore handle this. Do they trust their coaching and properly avoid the cut block, or do they get themselves taken out of the play for fear of getting injured?
6. Official Internet meme for this game:
Not the Bees!
Just ******* win.