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Virginia-Georgia Tech Score: 3-0 At End Of First

It’s like 2008 out here. Another Joshua Nesbitt-handoff-to-Anthony Allen fumble.

During Paul Johnson’s first year, the intricacies of flexbone option ball distribution resulted in the ball spending a whole lot of time on the turf. Last year the Jackets only fumbled twice, but so far this year it’s closer to three, as this From The Rumble Seat chart shows.

Tech’s defense hasn’t allowed the Cavs to take advantage, with Virginia missing a 50-yard field goal on this drive, but Virginia’s offense isn’t really trying all that hard. Almost all of their passes have been uninspired screens of some sort. Marc Verica has four completions for nine yards, the most ACC stat line of the day.

They’ve clearly read the book on Al Groh’s crew, going for all sorts of runs up the middle, but it’s not working for some reason. Life is strange.

Joshua Nesbitt already has three plays of 20 yards or more, running for 24, throwing for 34, and throwing for 31.

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