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Georgia Tech-Kansas, Halftime: 17-14, Or The Grohfense Stiffens

Tech finally solved the riddle that mystified North Dakota State for three entire points, holding Kansas to 29 yards in the quarter and forcing a three-and-out. Unfortunately, two of those yards were in the red zone and led to a touchdown on the quarter’s first play, as prophesied in this stream’s previous update.

Anthony Allen had his first breakout run of the year, hauling for 48 yards up the sideline. Joshua Nesbitt scored his second rushing touchdown of the game, and his fifth in six quarters. In contrast to South Carolina State’s focus on stopping the fullback dive, Kansas seems most concerned about Nesbitt. A-backs Roddy Jones, Orwin Smith, and Embry Peeples have been the benefactors, totaling 99 yards.

Nesbitt’s Heisman campaign continues to lose steam, as he’s gone two-for-seven with a dropped touchdown by Stephen Hill.

Tech has converted two fourth downs so far.

The pass rush is holding its own, with two hurries and a blitzing Steven Sylvester nearly coring Jordan Webb’s melon on a six-yard sack. Sylvester also skied to tip a slant pass, slowing Kansas’ final drive.

Kansas linebacker Jordan Springer has been the most impressive player, racking up a ridiculous ten tackles, two sacks, and a tackle for loss.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.