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Boston College Vs. Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets cruise to 37-17 win over Eagles

Georgia Tech will look to break a three-game losing streak when it hosts Boston College on Saturday.

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Ga. Tech's Zach Laskey, Will Jackson banged up

Key offensive players for Georgia Tech were injured in Saturday's blowout against Boston College.


QB Tevin Washington joins elite company

Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington joined a select group with his performance against Boston College.


Vad Lee brings energy to Georgia Tech offense

Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee provided a spark for the Yellow Jackets in Saturday's win against Boston College.


Paul Johnson calls Ga. Tech kicking game 'a mess'

Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson called the team's kicking game "a mess" following the Yellow Jackets' 20-point win against the Boston College Eagles.


Yellow Jackets vulnerable in middle of field

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defeated Boston College handily in Saturday's game, but the defense was a bit vulnerable in the middle of the field at times.


QB Vad Lee could play bigger role in offense

Vad Lee led Georgia Tech to two touchdowns on Saturday.


Georgia Tech simplifies defense to earn win

Georgia Tech ended a three-game losing streak on Saturday.


Georgia Tech's defense slightly improved this week

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets dismantled the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, 37-17, as was to be expected.

The Yellow Jackets snapped a three-game skid and the team looked complete in the first half as they raced out to a 28-3 lead over the Eagles. The second half was a little bit of a different story, as they were outscored 14-9.

As From the Rumble Seat wrote, a 20-point win against the lowly Eagles looks good on paper. But for improvement's sake, the Yellow Jackets had a lot of mental breaks happen in the second half that shouldn't have occurred. Against lesser quality opponents like the Eagles, it's just easier to make up for them.

Not to say there wasn't a lot of good (1st half), but play like that against most any other team and we won't be so much winning as we will be jumping off of tall objects.

From the Rumble Seat wrote that the secondary was particularly prone to coverage issues, something that occurs way too often when the Yellow Jackets are up by a sizable margin. Both of the Eagles' two touchdowns were results of coverage breakdowns in the Yellow Jackets' defense.

Consider this: in the 1st half, BC had 7 first downs and 120 passing yards. By the end of the game, those numbers had gone up to 15 and 264. That may be linear growth, but a lot more of those yards came on big passing plays, largely up the middle, than before (53 yds in the 1st as opposed to 104 in the 2nd).

Obviously with the score as it was, it wasn't all bad for the Yellow Jackets. The defense was rock solid in the first half and the offense didn't really let up throughout the game. Georgia Tech came close to 400 yards on rushing (391 yards) and only allowed 32 yards on the ground to the Eagles.


Georgia Tech cruises to 37-17 win over BC

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets raced out to a 25-point halftime lead over the Boston College Eagles and cruised to a 37-17 victory Saturday in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech (3-4, 2-3 ACC) made hay on the ground, rushing for 391 yards. Four Yellow Jackets players rushed for more than 55 yards, while a fifth finished with 41 yards. The Yellow Jackets ended the day with 563 total yards of offense.

Georgia Tech thoroughly dominated the first half, racking up over 400 yards of offense and holding Boston College (1-6, 0-4 ACC) to 123 yards. Yellow Jackets quarterbacks Tevin Washington and Vad Lee each accounted for two scores in the half.

Boston College tried to make a game of it in the second half, as Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig found his groove passing. After going down 31-3, Rettig threw two straight touchdown passes to make the score 31-17 with just over 13 minutes left in the contest. For the game, Rettig completed 19 of 31 passes for 264 yards and two scores.

Georgia Tech sealed the game on a seven-yard touchdown scamper by David Sims with just under five minutes left.

Box Score Hero: Washington only threw for 83 yards, but he rushed for 63 yards and two scores.

Rankings Ramifications: There were no rankings ramifications for this game.

But Did They Cover?: Georgia Tech was favored by 14.5 points and they covered.

For More On This Game: Head over to Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat. For more on Boston College, check out BC Interruption.

Next Week's Schedule: Georgia Tech will host Brigham Young at 3:00 p.m. ET. Boston College will take on the Maryland Terrapins at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Boston College surging late, GT leads 31-17 in 4th

The Boston College Eagles have outscored Georgia Tech 14-3 since halftime and the Yellow Jackets' lead now stands at 31-17 in the fourth quarter.

It looked like the Yellow Jackets might deliver the final blow coming out of the locker room as BC's Andre Williams lost a fumble on the kickoff out of halftime. But Georgia Tech settled for a 32-yard Justin Moore field goal instead to put their lead at 31-3.

That would be the last time that the Yellow Jackets put up points in the third quarter, with Moore later missing a 41-yard field goal.

Boston College QB Chase Rettig hooked up with wide receiver Alex Amidon for a 40-yard score late in the third, then added another on a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Chris Pantale. Rettig was also able to get the two-point conversion on that second score with Rettig finding wide receiver Johnathan Coleman.

Georgia Tech got the ball again and was driving toward midfield with about 13 minutes left.


Georgia Tech leads BC 7-0 after one quarter

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are leading the Boston College Eagles 7-0 after one quarter. Quarterback Tevin Washington has the game's only score, rushing for a 12-yard touchdown 10 minutes into the game. Georgia Tech has amassed 223 yards of total offense after 15 minutes, including 50 passing yards from Washington.

Zach Laskey leads the Tech offense with 59 rushing yards, followed by Washington with 41. Tony Zenon, B.J. Bostic, Robert Godhigh, Orwin Smith and David Sims have also contributed to the Yellow Jacket rushing attack, which has racked up 173 yards through a quarter.

The Boston College offense is off to a slow start so far. Quarterback Chase Rettig is 4-of-6 for 28 yards, and is by far their most productive player. Andre Williams has one rush for negative yardage (one), which represents the only rush attempt in BC's seven first quarter plays. Johnathan Coleman is the leading receiver, with one catch for 16 yards.


Georgia Tech, BC both desperate for win

The Boston College Eagles and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets enter Saturday's game facing similar circumstances, and both teams are desperate for a win.


Jackets working against stacked WR sets

The Yellow Jackets are working on specific defensive schemes in anticipation of their game with ACC-worst Boston College.


Kelly set to debut as defensive coordinator

Georgia Tech's interim defensive coordinator praised Boston College's big offensive line and talented quarterback.


Backups to receive more defensive snaps

Defensive philosophies for Georgia Tech continue to change with Al Groh no longer on the team's staff.


Georgia Tech favored by 14 over Boston College

After opening as a 13-point favorite against the Boston College Eagles, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are now favored by 14 points, according to various oddsmakers on

Georgia Tech, coming off its bye week, is riding a three-game losing streak. The Yellow Jackets have lost to Clemson, Middle Tennessee State and Miami in three consecutive weeks. Their last win came against Virginia on Sept. 15. Despite coming up short in recent weeks, the Yellow Jackets have had success on the offensive side of the ball, averaging 331 rushing yards per game and 37.8 points per game. Two of Georgia Tech's losses -- Miami and Virginia Tech -- have also come in overtime.

Boston College is also mired in a losing streak. The Eagles have lost four straight games to Florida State, Army, Clemson and Northwestern. Boston College's only win over the season came against Maine, an FCS program with a record of 2-4. Led by quarterback Chase Rettig, the Eagles have found some success through the air and average 280.5 passing yards per game.


Center Jay Finch held out of heavy-contact drills

The junior offensive lineman's status for Saturday's game against Boston College remains uncertain.


Offensive line not meeting Sewak's expectations

Georgia Tech's offensive line coach wants to see improvement from his unit, which returned four starters from last season.


Georgia Tech will simplify its defense Saturday

After firing defensive coordinator Al Groh, the Yellow Jackets will change their defensive scheme.


Jeremiah Attaochu looking for breakout game

Georgia Tech is still looking for outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu to have his breakout game this season.


Boston College vs. Georgia Tech: Jay Finch limited

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are close to being fully healthy going into their matchup against Boston College this weekend.


Jackets are 13-point favorites

Georgia Tech is a 13-point favorite leading up to Saturday's game against Boston College.

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