The Georgia Tech defense was less than stellar in Saturday's 49-28 loss to Middle Tennessee State. There were missed opportunities followed up by missed opportunities, and often, the Yellow Jackets didn't even do fundamental things like tackling.
MTSU running back Benny Cunningham ran for 217 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown that made the Jackets look really bad, noted at SB Nation Tech blog From the Rumble Seat. This is the first time Georgia Tech dropped consecutive home games in 24 years -- a lot to take in for the fans.
Here's FTRS in complete panic mode after Saturday's game:
The fans have become restless. With Georgia Tech sitting at 2-5 in their last 7 games, there's not a lot of reason to feel confident about this group going forward. I want to be confident and consider this game an outlier, but it's so hard to be confident in a group that can't win games it's supposed to. With a loss to MTSU, the Yellow Jackets leave September with 3 losses already. Want to hear something scary? We have 7 games left, and have to win 4 of them to go to a bowl game. Think we'll beat Clemson? Think we'll beat Georgia? Think we'll beat BYU? Hell, think we'll beat Duke? I don't know what to think any more, outside of the fact that if we don't make a bowl game that the season will have been a complete and total failure.