As Miami prepares to face Georgia Tech and the triple-option, come Saturday the Yellow Jackets will have one thing on their mind: revenge.
The ‘Canes have beaten Georgia Tech in the pairs last two meetings, rather handily I may add, including a 24-7 win last year at Sun Life Stadium. However, it is hard to determine which Miami team will show up at Bobby Dodd stadium – the team that steamrolled Boston College and Bethune-Cookman, or the one that was embarrassed by Kansas State.
The Yellow Jackets boast the nation’s third best rushing attack. They are coming off of a 56-20 pummeling of Virginia where QB Tevin Washington ran for a total of three touchdowns and threw a 70-yard score on Tech’s first possession. He leads the Yellow Jackets with 253 rushing yards on the season. Against Virginia, Washington completed 6 of 8 passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns.
Following Washington’s 70-yard strike, RB Orwin Smith had a 77-yard touchdown run on Tech’s second possession. On their third possession, Washington scampered for 60 yards and followed up with a 1-yard touchdown run.
On their first four possessions, Georgia Tech had three gains of 60-yards or more.
The Yellow Jackets held Virginia to 98 rushing yards. In their 24-20 win a year ago, the Cavaliers ran for 274 yards against and held the ball for 30 minutes.
Georgia Tech (2-1) suffered an upsetting overtime loss at Virginia Tech, but since have hung 50 or more points on opponents in their last two games.
The Hurricanes are coming off of a 38-10 win against Bethune-Cookman where freshman RB Duke Johnson saw the end zone on four different occasions.
As the ‘Canes must be able to stop the triple-option, the Yellow Jackets will attempt to contain Johnson.
When: Saturday 9/22/12, 3:00 pm ET
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium
Miami Injuries: LB Denzel Perryman (ankle), LS Sean McNally, S Vaughn Telemaque (knee), DT Curtis Porter (appendectomy) and WR Allen Hurns (concussion).