If Georgia Tech has any hope of keeping pace with Virginia Tech in the Coastal Division hunt to earn a place in the ACC title game, their sudden nose dive will have to be halted against the conference's hottest team and now a (yes, it's perfectly feasible) national title darkhorse in Clemson.
What happened to the undefeated Yellow Jackets? The AJC's Ken Sigura reflected on a Paul Johnson quote from earlier in the season while trying to rationalize Tech's sudden and somewhat unforeseen woes:
It’s something of a commentary on the season that I dust off this quote from Paul Johnson from two weeks ago that its intent is to offer hope for the Jackets against Clemson rather than provide caution against inflated expectations, which is how it would have been read when he said it two Mondays ago. It was in response to a question about Florida State’s struggles.
"That’s the nature of the game. The game is so fragile. It’s not as cut and dried (as you’d think). There might be three or four teams in the country that are just so talented (they can’t lose), but most of the teams aren’t that way now. On a given day, most anybody can beat anybody. You get three or four turnovers or something happens or somebody has an off day or somebody has a hot day. That’s why you play the games."
Game Date, Time: Saturday, October 29, 8pm ET
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