When Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Tevin Washington talked to reporters after Monday's loss, his overtime interception came up. Washington claims that he was attempting to throw the football out of bounds.
I was trying to throw the ball away. Just got to make sure it goes out of bounds.
Unfortunately, the ball fell into the hands of Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kyle Fuller, which set up Virginia Tech's game winning drive. Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson thinks that the pressure that Washington was under could have been avoided by keeping a few blockers in, which might have helped against the man coverage.
The overtime play that ended in the interception was the "same one we were trying to run at the end (of regulation), just out of a different formation, trying to get crossers (crossing routes). I felt like if we packed more guys in - they were playing man - we could free somebody on the crossers"
The Yellow Jackets hope to rebound against the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Saturday.
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