Georgia Tech K Scott Blair kicked a 26-yard field goal to cap a 14-play, 71-yard drive as the Jackets finally got the wheels turning. Tech’s running game has pulled within eight yards of Clemson’s, but Kyle Parker is outpassing Joshua Nesbitt by 74. Nesbitt has pulled his rushing total up to -1.
The only good sign for the Jackets: Clemson’s points all came within the first 16 minutes. While it’s hard to believe Tech has solved the issues that gave Andre Ellington instant access to the end zone, since they’re the same issues Al Groh’s defense has struggled with all year, they’ve at least been able to put a little pressure on Parker.
Anthony Allen leads Tech’s offense with 55 yards on nine carries, and Orwin Smith has 49 on three touches. You may be surprised to learn this, but Paul Johnson has a pretty good punter. Sean Poole has kicked three times today with a 47.7 yard average.