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Georgia Tech Vs. Maryland: B-backs struggling to produce for Yellow Jackets

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hope that they can get some better production from the B-back position on Saturday against the Maryland Terrapins.

Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are hoping that they can get better production from their B-back position in Saturday's game against the Maryland Terrapins. The B-back, the third running back in head coach Paul Johnson's triple option offense, combined for 156 rushing yards against the Boston College Eagles, but in the three games prior, the runners at that position combined for only 149 yards.

Running back Zach Laskey is averaging 54 yards per game right now while fellow running back David Sims is averaging 31 yards per game and 3.6 yards per carry. On Saturday, they go against a Terrapins defense ranked No. 4 in the nation against the run.

Yellow Jackets quarterback and B-back coach Brian Bohannon knows that if the team can get more production from that position, it'll help open things up for other players. Even Sims agrees with that:

"If (the B-backs) can get, say, 100, 150 yards every game, that'll open up the lanes for Orwin (Smith), Tevin (Washington) and the other guys," Sims said.

The Yellow Jackets and the Terrapins play on Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md. The kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and the game will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.

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