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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.

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.

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