A pair of big first-quarter touchdown drives, plus a confounding mistake by Virginia Tech Hokies QB Tyrod Taylor, has the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets up 14-7 at halftime. Jackets QB Joshua Nesbitt dove for a one-yard score to cap Yay Tech’s opening drive,, then broke a 71-yarder up the middle, setting the ACC’s career quarterback rushing record along the way.
Boo Tech responded with a 10-play, 73-yard touchdown drive culminating in a four-yard Ryan Williams score. The Hokies had a chance at a second TD shortly after, but Taylor threw a pick to Rod Sweeting after bouncing around a Jacket-free pocket for what had to be at least eight or nine seconds. Tech responded by punting, recovering the fumbled punt, then throwing a pick of its own.
Nesbitt came up hurt after making the tackle on said pick. With Nesbitt heading into the locker early due to what appeared to be an arm injury, Tevin Washington has taken over the Wreckbone. While many Tech fans hope David Sims runs the offense next year, Washington is the clear backup for now.
Taylor is 10-of-14 for 114 yards, while Nesbitt has yet to complete a pass. Both Nesbitt and Anthony Allen are over 80 yards rushing, as Yay Tech has run for over 200 yards already. The Hokies have 96 yards rushing of their own, and seem to have not witnessed any game film of the 2010 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, which can be boiled down as follows: to win, run the ball until the game has ended. Al Groh’s D has looked better than it has all year, but still.
Virginia Poly gets the ball to start the second half.