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Georgia Tech Vs. N.C. State: Field Position Was The Hidden Story

From Bill Connelly's Numerical, a weekly look into college football stats and box scores, we get a pretty clear picture of what special teams meant for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets against the N.C. State Wolfpack:

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40: Average starting field position for Georgia Tech's first three drives against N.C. State, all of which resulted in touchdowns. Want to see field position advantage in action?

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Ga. Tech's first three drives: Avg. FP: 40.0 | Points: 21
Ga. Tech's next five drives: Avg. FP: 20.8 | Points: 0
Ga. Tech's next three drives: Avg. FP: 57.0 | Points: 17

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N.C. State's first four drives: Avg. FP: 23.3 | Points: 0
N.C. State's next two drives: Avg. FP: 52.5 | Points: 14
N.C. State's next three drives: Avg. FP: 16.3 | Points: 0
N.C. State's next three drives: Avg. FP: 42.0 | Points: 21

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A good sign, or a signal Tech's win wasn't quite as dominant as the fourth quarter score appeared? Depends on whether you think the Jackets can keep setting the table for themselves like they did early on and late.

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