Duke vs. Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets likely to start Tevin Washington

Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE

The senior quarterback leads the team with 17 rushing touchdowns and has been used rotationally with Vad Lee.

While Georgia Tech Head Coach Paul Johnson wouldn't commit on Tuesday to a starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Duke, he certainly sounds as if he'll be sticking with Tevin Washington as the starter. Johnson told Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday that he's been happy with the current situation at quarterback:

"The way we're doing it has been working pretty well," Johnson said Tuesday, speaking of the rotation with starter Tevin Washington and backup Vad Lee. "Unless something crazy happens in practice, that's probably the way we'll do it. We'll see."

The system of starting Washington for the first two series and replacing him with Lee for the next two has apparently been one that works as the Yellow Jackets managed to set a school record for points with a 68-50 win over North Carolina in their latest game.

Both quarterbacks are runners first in the triple option offense employed by the Yellow Jackets, and are the teams' two leading scorers as runners. Washington has 536 yards on 123 carries with 17 touchdowns, while Lee has 434 yards on 70 carries with eight touchdowns. The pair have only thrown the ball a combined 129 times.

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