Independence Bowl Preview: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Vs. Air Force Falcons

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will meet the Air Force Falcons in the 2010 Independence Bowl. The Falcons are one of the handful of teams around the nation running an offense very similar to Paul Johnson's run-heavy option attack. They're currently second in the nation in rushing yards per game, behind only Tech. Obvious joke is obvious: get ready for a fast game.

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun was the Wake Forest Demon Deacons offensive coordinator from 2001 to 2003, going 1-2 against the Jackets. He's been rumored to be in the running for various higher-profile head coaching jobs, including the Tennessee Volunteers. He isn't a member of Johnson's spread option coaching tree, but retained portions of longtime Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry's more classic triple option attack. Calhoun has added a no-huddle look and mixes up formations more frequently.

The Falcons went 8-4 in the Mountain West Conference, coming just a few points short of 11-1 and upsets of the Oklahoma Sooners and Utah Utes. Atlanta, Georgia's own Tim Jefferson quarterbacks the Falcons attack, throwing for 1,342 and running for 769. Asher Clark, also from Georgia, is the featured running back. LB Jordan Waiwaiole is among the team's leaders in tackles, tackles for loss, turnovers, and sacks.


Next Game

Air Force Falcons
@ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Monday, Dec 27, 2010, 5:00 PM EST
Advocare Independence Bowl - Independence Stadium, Shreveport, LA

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Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Connor Dietz 4 103.0 5 7 71.4 67 16.8 9.6 1 0 16 57 14.3 3.6 1 - -
Tim Jefferson Jr 12 83.0 71 136 52.2 1342 111.8 9.9 10 6 142 777 64.8 5.5 15 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Asher Clark 12 174 1001 83.4 5.8 5 4 7 .600 1.8 0
Wesley Cobb 3 5 13 4.3 2.6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drew Coleman 4 3 22 5.5 7.3 0 1 7 1.8 7 0
Tony Daniels Jr 1 1 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
Connor Dietz 4 16 57 14.3 3.6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jon Escamilla 1 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cody Getz 10 23 132 13.2 5.7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kyle Halderman 12 34 232 19.3 6.8 2 14 254 21.2 18.1 2
Mikel Hunter 8 10 134 16.8 13.4 2 5 106 13.3 21.2 1
Tim Jefferson Jr 12 142 777 64.8 5.5 15 0 0 0 0 0
Marquez Jones 1 3 19 19 6.3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Darius Jones 4 8 73 18.3 9.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony LaCoste 1 1 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brent Michaels 1 1 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Southworth 5 13 48 9.6 3.7 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jared Tew 7 110 540 77.1 4.9 3 0 0 0 0 0
Nathan Walker 12 98 453 37.8 4.6 6 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Warzeka 12 40 315 26.3 7.9 4 17 394 32.8 23.2 3

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Asher Clark 12 4 7 .600 1.8 0
Drew Coleman 4 1 7 1.8 7 0
Chaz Demerath 7 13 193 27.6 14.8 2
Kevin Fogler 1 2 67 67 33.5 0
Joshua Freeman 4 4 122 30.5 30.5 0
Kyle Halderman 12 14 254 21.2 18.1 2
Brandon Hirneise 3 3 31 10.3 10.3 0
Mikel Hunter 8 5 106 13.3 21.2 1
Zach Kauth 6 14 253 42.2 18.1 4
Jonathan Warzeka 12 17 394 32.8 23.2 3

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Erik Soderberg 11 - - - - - 5 10 50.0% 43 44 100.0% 58


Falcons Football Schedule

Northwestern St. Sat 09/04 W 65 - 21
BYU Sat 09/11 W 35 - 14
@ Oklahoma Sat 09/18 L 24 - 27
@ Wyoming Sat 09/25 W 20 - 14
Navy Sat 10/02 W 14 - 6
Colorado St. Sat 10/09 W 49 - 27
@ San Diego St. Sat 10/16 L 25 - 27
@ TCU Sat 10/23 L 7 - 38
Utah Sat 10/30 L 23 - 28
@ Army Sat 11/06 W 42 - 22
New Mexico Sat 11/13 W 48 - 23
@ UNLV Thu 11/18 W 35 - 20
@ Georgia Tech Mon 12/27 5:00 PM EST





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