Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE
Georgia Tech's field-goal woes continued against BYU, and former incumbent David Scully is expected to return from injury and replace Justin Moore.
Georgia Tech is likely to return kicker David Scully to practice headed into the Yellow Jackets' game against Maryland on Saturday, but head coach Paul Johnson also told the AJC that if any Georgia Tech student can kick, they can join the football team:
"It’s open for the student body if there’s anybody that can kick."
Against BYU, replacement Justin Moore was an admirable 1-of-2 on field goals but was shaky on kickoff duties. Tech is currently 100th nationally on kickoff returns, allowing an average of 24 yards on each return. But with a 45.5 percent field-goal completion percentage, the Jackets are 118th nationally. Tech has only missed one PAT attempt all season (36 of 37).
Scully beat Moore – who was an unimpressive 11-of-17 last season and 2-of-4 in a Sun Bowl loss – out for the job this season, but entering the BYU game Tech had only made two of their last seven attempts. In Tech's win over Boston College, Scully suffered the injury and was 0-for-2 against the Eagles.