Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson isn't ready to look ahead toward the ACC Championship Game -- not yet, at least. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Johnson emphasized that his focus is on defeating the Georgia Bulldogs, and spoiling Georgia's chances to play in the BCS National Championship Game.
Coaches didn't celebrate the announcement of Miami's self-imposed postseason ban because "we've been kind of tunnel-visioned on getting ready to play Georgia," he said. He didn't have an opinion on any advantages of the Yellow Jackets' being an underdog because "I'm just worried about Georgia." He won't assign any staff member to start preparing a scouting report on Florida State because "we're focused on Georgia."
Georgia, the No. 3 team in the country, will almost certainly take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC title game, and the winner of that game will likely play for the BCS championship -- assuming Georgia doesn't lose to Georgia Tech.
If the Yellow Jackets are going to upset the Bulldogs, they'll certainly need to stop Georgia's balanced offensive attack. The Bulldogs rank No. 35 in passing yards per game behind Aaron Murray, and No. 39 in rushing yards per game. Todd Gurley leads Georgia with 1,041 rushing yards through Georgia's first 11 games.
Kickoff between Georgia Tech and Georgia is set for 12 p.m. at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 24.