ATLANTA - OCTOBER 09: Anthony Egbuniwe #41 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets sacks quarterback Marc Verica #6 of the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Tech Crushes Virginia 56-20 For First ACC Win

The Yellow Jackets rolled the Cavaliers 56-20 in Atlanta Saturday afternoon, avenging their 2011 loss.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Zach Laskey Continues Strong Play While Backups Get Reps In Blowout

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets B-back Zach Laskey continued to show he will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2012 season, racking up a productive day against the Virginia Cavaliers in Georgia Tech's blowout victory over Virginia.

With David Simms on the sideline, Laskey racked up 43 yards on the ground, but it was his lone reception — which went for 70 yards and a touchdown — that had many talking.

"[Laskey]'s a full-steam ahead (player) and they get you on those big splits," Virginia coach Mike London told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. "We didn't do a good enough job, obviously, for that many touches and opportunities that he got today."

When it was clear that the Yellow Jackets were well on their way to victory, Laskey was pulled, giving B-back backups Broderick Snoddy and Matt Connors a chance to shine, as well.

Connors finished the game with 43 yards and Snoddy finished with 23 on the ground, in relief of Laskey, who was available to go despite an apparent shoulder injury, but was kept out with the game already decided, according to the AJC.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets Defense Has Big Day

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defense stepped up and had a big game in their 56-20 win over the Virginia Cavaliers. Saturday's defensive domination was the best for Al Groh during his three years as Georgia Tech's defensive coordinator.

Head coach Paul Johnson mentioned that their success came by stopping the Virginia running game:

"If you can stop the running game, you can play," Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson said. "We limited their running game until the end when they got a few yards. For the most part, the first team did a really good job against the running game. If you can't run the football, it's hard to play most of the time."

For the game, the Georgia Tech defense gave up only 98 yards to Virginia.

The Yellow Jackets pass defense was also effective as they had three interceptions and held two Virginia quarterbacks to just 199 yards on Saturday.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech 2012: From The Rumble Seat Reacts To Yellow Jackets Win

Georgia Tech beat the pants off Virginia on Saturday and the Yellow Jackets' fan base couldn't be more excited about it.

Tech's defense was dominant, with its front seven showing vast improvement from last season. Here's some analysis/commentary, courtesy of From the Rumble Seat:

For the second year in a row, Paul Johnson has failed to forget a loss that his team should not have taken the year before, and straight up taken that team to the woodshed. Last year, this happened. This year, a similar deal happened. We were dominated on the ground by Virginia last year. This year, they failed to gain 100 yards. We were a 10-point favorite, and had the spread covered for the entirety of the game after the first quarter. This one was never close. From the first snap, when Georgia Tech threw a pass to Zach Laskey who had his man beaten on a wheel route, you just knew that Georgia Tech would take no prisoners. After 3 offensive plays, Georgia Tech had a 14-point lead, including that 70-yard touchdown pass to Laskey, followed by a 77-yard run by Orwin Smith.

It mushroomed from there.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Orwin Smith Breaks Out In Saturday's Rout

After being bothered by a shoulder injury in Georgia Tech's season-opening loss to Virginia Tech and totaling just one yard on five carries in the season's first two games, A-back Orwin Smith finally busted his slump with 137 yards on the ground Saturday.

Smith tallied those 137 yards on just six carries, including a 77-yard touchdown scamper. It was the second time the senior from Phenix City, Ala., native went over 100 yards in his career.

The Macon Telegraph's Stan Awtrey says Smith moved up several Georgia Tech career rushing lists with his performance in the Yellow Jackets' 56-20 romp:

The performance enabled Smith to climb another notch higher on several career lists. He became the 33rd player in school history to reach 1,200 yards rushing. He surpassed 3,100 all-purpose yards to move to No. 13 on the all-time list. He passed Rodney Lee for 32nd place on the school's rushing list.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson Happy To Avenge Last Year's Loss

After last night's 56-20 rout of Virginia, in which his team jumped out to 21-7 first quarter and 35-7 halftime leads and never looked back, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson was as effusive in his praise as you'll ever see.

Quotes from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

"It was a heck of a game. I'm proud of our guys. I thought both offensively and defensively we played well, especially from the start ... We challenged our guys this week and they accepted the challenge. I had a long memory from last year [a 24-21 loss at Virginia] and I think they did, too."

On the revenge factor:

"When you lose, if you care, it ought to bother you. I heard a long time ago, ‘Revenge is a great motivator for those that care.' So they cared. We were embarrassed the way we played up there last year."

How the team's Week 1 loss to Virginia Tech affected the Jackets' preparation for their second ACC contest:

"I don't think there was any other way to respond. We were disappointed we lost that game. We had opportunities and we didn't get it gone. We didn't play very well. Probably didn't coach very well. We got ourselves in a hole and we have to dig out one week at a time."

Georgia Tech posted 461 rushing yards on 50 carries (9.2 ypc) and moved to 2-1 (1-1 ACC) with the win. The Jackets will be at home again next Saturday to take on the Miami (FL) Hurricanes.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech 2012: Ramblin' Wreck Steamrolls Cavaliers 56-20

Georgia Tech couldn't afford to lose a second game in ACC play so early in the 2012 season. The Yellow Jackets did enough in the first quarter of Saturday afternoon's game to ensure a conference win against Virginia.

The Ramblin' Wreck scored on its first play from scrimmage, less than a minute into the game, on a 70-yard Tevin Washington pass to Zach Laskey, and took a 35-7 lead into the half. A 19-yard Michael Rocco touchdown pass to Jake McGee in the first quarter for Virginia was the only interruption in Georgia Tech dominance until the Cavaliers scored twice in fourth quarter garbage time.

Georgia Tech outgained Virginia 594-297 and outrushed the Cavs 461-98. Both teams ran 61 plays from scrimmage: the Yellow Jackets averaged 9.7 yards a snap, Virginia gained 4.9 per play.

Box Score Hero: Yellow Jackets quarterback Washington completed six of eight passes for 125 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 93 yards and three scores on 11 carries. Tailback Orwin Smith averaged 22.8 yards a carry - he took six rushes for 137 yards with one touchdown.

Rankings Ramifications: After losing their opener to Virginia Tech, the Yellow Jackets aren't likely to dent the rankings this week, even with such an impressive win.

But Did They Cover? Georgia Tech was a 10 to 11 point favorite, so the Wreck covered with ease. Most over-unders were set at 52.

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For more on Hoos football, visit Virginia blog Streaking The Lawn. For more on Jackets football, visit Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat, plus SB Nation Atlanta.

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9/22: Virginia at TCU

9/22: Georgia Tech vs. Miami (Fl.)

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech Score: Yellow Jackets Running Over Cavs, 35-7 At Half

Georgia Tech leads Virginia 35-7 at half in Atlanta this Saturday afternoon. The Ramblin' Wreck has been near unstoppable with the ball and wasted no time visiting the end zone - quarterback Tevin Washington hit Zach Laskey for a 70-yard touchdown on the Yellow Jackets' first play from scrimmage less than a minute into the game.

After forcing a Virginia punt, Georgia Tech took a whole two plays to score again with 11:08 remaining in the quarter. Orwin Smith broke a run off the right side for a 76-yard touchdown.

The Cavaliers responded with an eight-play drive that ended in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Michael Rocco to Jake McGee. The Yellow Jackets struck right back with an eight-play touchdown drive of their own; Washington took one run for 60 yards and finished it off with a 1-yard score. Another Virginia punt led to another Georgia Tech scoring drive to begin the second quarter: 10 rushes, no passes, ending in a 1-yard touchdown for Vad Lee.

Virginia's Khalek Shepherd returned the ensuing kickoff to the Georgia Tech 20, yet the Cavaliers went 4-and-out. Their only consolation was forcing the Yellow Jackets to punt for the first time with 2:50 to go in the half. Rocco was then intercepted at the Virginia 44 with 50 seconds to go in the half; Georgia Tech drove the ball down for another Washington rushing touchdown with three seconds remaining on the clock.

In true Paul Johnson style, Washington is 4-of-6 through the air for 110 yards and a score, with nine carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Smith has carried the ball three times for 100 yards and a score; Georgia Tech has 277 yards on the ground as a team.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets To Go With White Uniforms

Blue worked all right last week for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a win over Presbyterian, but they'll let their Saturday opponents have the color this week.

Georgia Tech is opting to go with its white jerseys Saturday at home against the Virginia Cavaliers, who will wear blue, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Yellow Jackets are 1-1 with the 59-3 whitewash of Presbyterian and the opening loss to Virginia Tech. The Cavaliers hope to give the Yellow Jackets an 0-2 start in ACC play.

The Jackets wore white helmets in the first two games, but practiced in their traditional gold helmets this week.

Saturday's game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by ESPNU.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets In A Must-Win Situation Against The Cavaliers

Despite it being just the third week of the college football season, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are already under a lot of pressure to score a victory against a major opponent. After a season-opening loss to Virginia Tech in overtime, a 59-3 drubbing of Presbyterian the following Saturday was almost meaningless.

That was supposed to happen.

But on Saturday, the Ramblin' Wreck takes on a Virginia Cavaliers football squad that is 2-0 in the ACC and coming off a close win against Penn State in Week 2. Georgia Tech can ill-afford to go 0-2 in the conference, and playing at home in Bobby Dodd Stadium certainly plays to their advantage in what is essentially a must-win game for them.

Adding to the gravity of the game, the Yellow Jackets will also be looking for a little revenge against the Cavaliers after last season's 24-21 defeat in Charlottesville. Virginia ran for 274 yards in that game and held the ball for 30 minutes.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Defense Focused On This Season, Not Past

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive coordinator Al Groh's previous two seasons with the team have no bearing on how the unit performs this season, defensive end Izaan Cross told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"We look at [Saturday] as another game, another opportunity for us to show what we have," Cross said. "We've gotten better, we've watched film on them, seen what they do. This is a new season."

The Yellow Jackets allowed an average of 26.1 points per game in 2011 and 25.2 points per game in 2010, Groh's first with the Yellow Jackets. Last season, the Virginia Cavaliers -- Saturday's opponent -- ran for 272 yards against the Jackets' 3-4 scheme, a season high against the defense. Tech players are confident that won't happen again this year.

"We remember them being pretty physical up front," Tech defensive end Euclid Cummings said, "but this year we're a year better, and I feel like we'll be able to match that."

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The game will be televised by ESPNU.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets look to avoid an 0-2 start in the ACC on Saturday, as they play host to the Virginia Cavaliers.

Georgia Tech dropped its season and conference opener on Sept. 3, when the Yellow Jackets fell to Virginia Tech in overtime, losing 20-17. The Yellow Jackets rebounded in Week 2, with a 59-3 win over Presbyterian, evening up Georgia Tech's record at 1-1.

Virginia should prove to be much more capable foe than Presbyterian. The Cavaliers are 2-0 on the young season, though they did have a bit of luck on their side in Week 2, as Penn State missed four field goals and an extra point in Virginia's 17-16 win.

Despite having an inferior record, the Yellow Jackets are 10½ point favorites over the Cavaliers.

The over/under for the game has been set at 53.

Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and televised coverage can be found on ESPNU.

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Georgia Tech Vs. Virginia: Daniel Drummond, Fred Holton Out Vs. Cavaliers

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are going to be without three players when they play against Virginia on Saturday. Linebacker Daniel Drummond, safety Fred Holton, B-back Charles Perkins were listed as "out" in the injury report released Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Drummond is suffering from a re-aggravated high-ankle sprain, while Holton has a foot injury that he's been dealing with. Perkins' injury is undisclosed.

Zach Laskey and Broderick Snoody bump up as the starting and second string B-backs on the depth chart. Jabari Hunt-Days will step in for Drummond an Jamal Golden will once again fill the safety spot for Holton.

The AJC report said offensive tackle Morgan Bailey, who is returning from a high-ankle sprain, practiced on Thursday and is expected to play Saturday.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Brandon Watts Having An Impact At Linebacker

Georgia Tech's Brandon Watts has impressed coaches and teammates alike in his first six games starting at outside linebacker. With his size, speed and agility, Watts is able to play in multiple packages for the Yellow Jackets.

Coach Paul Johnson said Watts may be the fastest player on the team in pads, which normally is said about running backs, wide receivers and sometimes defensive backs and special teams players. Not outside linebackers.

"There's football speed and there's track speed," Johnson said. "He's got football speed. He's a really good starter and can go zero from 60 really fast."

Watts told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he is "very comfortable" with being a starter and his role in the 3-4 defense.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech Injury Report: Cornerback Louis Young To Play Satuday

After not practicing Tuesday due to a hand injury, Georgia Tech cornerback Louis Young returned to practice Wednesday and will be able to play Saturday against Virginia, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Young, who was suspended for the first game of the season against Virginia Tech for selling tickets to a Georgia Tech-Georgia game last season, returned to action last Saturday for the Yellow Jackets' 59-3 win over Presbyterian. The 6'1, 201-pound defensive back picked up two tackles in the victory.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson also said Wednesday that running back David Sims will likely miss his second straight game while nursing a shin injury. Meanwhile, linebacker Daniel Drummond (ankle) and safety Fred Holton (foot) are questionable, according to the Journal-Constitution.

Offensive tackle Morgan Bailey, who is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, practiced Wednesday, but his status for Saturday's game has yet to be determined.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Vad Lee's Role Still Uncertain

Georgia Tech is still deciding how it will use redshirt freshman quarterback Vad Lee. So far, he has split time with Synjyn Days and Tevin Washington.

Lee was dazzling in Saturday's 59-3 rout of Presbyterian, throwing an 82-yard touchdown pass and adding an impressive 79-yard rush that set up another score. And the question on everyone's mind is, how much of Lee can we expect to see against Virginia on Saturday?

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, head coach Paul Johnson responded,

"We'll see. I'm going to try to play him some. I'm not going to commit myself to saying he's going to be in the second series or third series or whatever. I'll play by feel, to some degree. Vad and I will know that. Nobody else will. I think he did some positive things. He's got great upside. He'd be the first to tell you, as I said yesterday, that he's got a lot of things to work on."

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Offensive Line Changes For The Yellow Jackets

Even with wins in their first two games, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are making some changes to their offensive line. Specifically, the team will be moving around its protection up front, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Guard Will Jackson is shifting to right tackle. Omoregie Uzzi and Shaquille Mason will play the guard positions, while Ray Beno will flip from right tackle to left tackle. The odd man out is Bryan Chamberlain, who started at left tackle against Presbyterian.

"It’s kind of a situation where we’re working to try to get our five best guys there and get some depth," coach Paul Johnson said.

An offensive tackle in high school, Jackson has some experience at his new position. If he struggles, Chamberlain could be rotated into the lineup.

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Georgia Tech To Reveal Bobby Dodd Statue On Friday

Legendary head coach Bobby Dodd will have his statue unveiled on Friday, one day before the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets play host to the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

If you're going to be around the area on Friday and want to check it out, here's what's going to happen, and where:

Georgia Tech, in conjunction with Dodd's Boys, will unveil a statue of legendary head coach Bobby Dodd on Friday, Sept. 14. The statue of Dodd kneeling will be 54 inches tall and rest on a pedestal approximately five feet tall. The statue will be placed on Callaway Plaza at the north end of Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Dodd is one of just three people to be elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. Dodd was the head coach of the Yellow Jackets between 1945-1966, leading Georgia Tech to two SEC titles and one national championship. Dodd's career record as a coach stands at 165-64-8, and the Hall of Fame coach had a 9-4 record in bowl games.

Certainly, the statue is well deserved for Dodd and his family.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Vad Lee Makes The Backup Quarterbck Decision Tough

With the Virginia Cavaliers coming into town on Saturday, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are preparing to play their second ACC contest of 2012.

However, the situation at quarterback is murky behind starter Tevin Washington. Vad Lee played extremely well against an overwhelmed Presbyterian College.

Head coach Paul Johnson says he's not entirely sure who the backup signal-caller is going into the third game, calling the role "situational" mostly because Lee is still very raw, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"He’s a work in progress," Johnson said of Lee, adding that he’ll "... try to get him some work as we go. Thought he did some good things (against Presbyterian). He’s got a lot to work on. I think he’d be the first to tell you that."

Johnson clearly feels Lee has potential, but will he get action? The head coach didn't exactly offer a concrete answer.

"We may play him in every game. We may not. Just depends. Situational."

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: A Few Yellow Jackets Are On The Mend

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were able to move past their heartbreaking overtime loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies by pounding on the Presbyterian Blue Hose 59-3.

Now, head coach Paul Johnson's group is preparing for their contest on Saturday against the Hokies' interstate counterpart, the Virginia Cavaliers.

Georgia Tech comes into this week relatively healthy but with some injury issues to keep a close eye on, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Inside linebacker Daniel Drummond and safety Fred Holton both missed Monday's work. Drummond couldn't go after re-injuring an ankle sprain against Presbyterian, while Holton has missed both of the games so far with a foot ailment.

David Sims practiced, but wore red due to a stress fracture in his shin. Sims played against Virginia Tech, but was on the sidelines for the win over the Blue Hose. Going forward, Johnson isn't sure about Sims's status.

"I don’t know if he’ll play," Johnson said of Sims. "If we had to play [Monday], he couldn’t."

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech Odds: Yellow Jackets Are Two-Score Favorites

Despite a 1-1 record, and an 0-1 record in the ACC already, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are favored in their Week 3 game against the Virginia Cavaliers.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech: Cavaliers Running Game Presents Challenge For Yellow Jackets

Virginia upset Georgia Tech in 2011 thanks to a big day on the ground that saw the Cavaliers pile up 272 rushing yards. The Yellow Jackets would like to avoid a repeat this season, and in order to do that, they'll have to be better at the point of attack. Linebacker Brandon Watts said Virginia controlled the line of scrimmage in last year's meeting:

Georgia Tech outside linebacker Brandon Watts didn’t need any review of game video to recall last year’s loss to Virginia.

"They just beat us up front," Watts said following Tech's win over Presbyterian Saturday. "They beat us on the edges, on the perimeter, just ran the ball right down our throat."

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Through two games this season, the Yellow Jackets are allowing 120.5 yards on the ground, which ranks 52nd nationally. Virginia hasn't had much success running the ball in 2012, as it ranks 99th in rushing yards per game.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech Odds: Yellow Jackets Are 10-Point Favorites

After a close loss to Virginia Tech and a blowout win over Presbyterian, there are high hopes for Georgia Tech heading into its game Saturday with Virginia. The Yellow Jackets are listed as 10-point favorites for this weekend's home game.

The Cavaliers are off to a hot start, having beaten Richmond and Penn State. But win the Spiders being an FCS school and Penn State still recovering from its scandal, the Yellow Jackets will be the first real test this season for Virginia.

A season ago, Virginia knocked off Georgia Tech at home, 24-21. It was the first loss of the season for the Yellow Jackets, who allowed 272 yards rushing that day.

Georgia Tech is 2-0 against the spread this season while Virginia has one loss and one tie.

For more coverage of Georgia Tech football, stay tuned to From The Rumble Seat, while Streaking The Lawn has you covered for everything UVA related.

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Virginia Vs. Georgia Tech Preview: Tech Tries To Avoid 0-2 ACC Start

The Yellow Jackets will be looking for revenge after losing to the Cavaliers 24-20 in 2011.

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Presbyterian Vs. Georgia Tech: Several Key Players Sit Out Win

Georgia Tech's 59-3 win over Presbyterian gave the Yellow Jackets the opportunity to get the starters out of the game early and to protect some players that were already nursing injuries.

B-back David Sims sat out the game as he continues to recover from a stress fracture in his shin. Sims played in the Yellow Jackets opener against Virginia Tech but sat out this week's game because of precautionary reasons.

A high ankle sprain kept tackle Morgan Bailey out of the game after he was unable to practice throughout the week. Paul Johnson had listed Bailey as questionable throughout the week.

Running back Orwin Smith banged up his shoulder in the loss to Virginia Tech and played sparingly against Presbyterian. Smith carried the ball one time for a loss of two yards and returned a kick 17 yards before exiting.

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Presbyterian Vs. Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets Fumbles Concern Paul Johnson

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets steamrolled the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Saturday, gaining 712 total yards in a 59-3 win.

But the win wasn't perfect. The Yellow Jackets fumbled four times Saturday and lost possession on three—and the one Georgia Tech recovered was on a fourth-down play, and the play ended in a turnover on downs.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura, head coach Paul Johnson recognized the issue after Saturday's win. He was also brief.

From Sugiura:

The offense "had the ball out too much," coach Paul Johnson said. "We've got an issue or two there we've got to correct."

As is the case in Georgia Tech's style of offense, all of the fumbles Saturday occurred on run plays. Quarterback Tevin Washington fumbled in the second quarter when he was hit from behind. On the next drive, backup quarterback Synjyn Days coughed up the ball on his way into the end zone on a play that started at the Presbyterian 2-yard line.

The third fumble came on a botched handoff between Washington and Charles Perkins. The fourth was by quarterback Vad Lee, a fourth-down, fourth-quarter play with the game already well out of hand.

The Yellow Jackets return to action Saturday against the Virginia Cavaliers at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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