Georgia Tech will escape Durham with the win.
Duke will be without tight end Dan Beilinson (leg) and guard Cody Robinson (upper body), while linebacker Chris Holmes (leg) and safety Jake Kite (leg) are questionable. Add that to ways he separates himself from others. The Blue Devils had an experienced game-manager in quarterback Anthony Boone and a big-play game-changer in Jamison Crowder. “I always circle that game on my calendar”.
In a game that features the last two teams to claim the ACC Coastal Division title, No. 20 Georgia Tech heads to Durham to play in the newly-renovated Wallace Wade Stadium where the Yellow Jackets will battle Duke in the conference opener for both teams on Saturday. They are 2-1 this season and ranked #20 by the AP Top 25 this week. However, Tech’s Brenden Molley seems to be settling in as the replacement for Michael Brewer, and threw for two TDs and ran for one in a 51-24 rout of Purdue last week. However, in the second half Prosise broke through, rushing for a career-high 198 yards, and doing so between the tackles. It’s fair to say the only remaining conference member on Clemson’s schedule that plays to the level or greater of Louisville is Florida State, or perhaps Miami. “We had good skill guys”.
Cutcliffe got some good news over the weekend as former Blue Devil quarterback Thaddeus Lewis was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. “We saw more what this team is like this week”.
“It was called give”, Tech coach Paul Johnson said, meaning as opposed to an option play. Not unless they are looking ahead to next week’s Coastal showdown at Georgia Tech.
“Defensive back T.J. Douglas has been dismissed from the program”, Cutcliffe said during a teleconference.
“Just trying to make plays for my team”, Jeune said. He loves to pull the trigger. This will be a fun tape to watch.
The Blue Devils’ defense wore down in the second half, with Northwestern piling up 201 rushing yards. He finished second to Cash with 10 tackles. Duke’s defense allows an average of 93 yards per game, but last week’s game against Northwestern may provide a more accurate look at the Blue Devils’ ability to stop the run in 2015 than two victories over Tulane and N.C. Central.
Duke’s defense again saved the day stuffing Patrick Skov on yet another run up the middle on fourth down.
“If we take care of the ball a little better, we may win that game. You have to be a patient on the triple option”. “That was a huge display of physical offensive line play”. “I think the left guard got blown up”. N.C. State, Boston College and Syracuse have all given the Tigers fits in recent years. Georgia Tech converted the mistake into a Harrison Butker’s 52-yard field goal in the rain for a 3-0 lead.
The Carolina defense has limited three straight opponents to 17 points or less, the first time that has happened since 2010.
Georgia Tech likely will focus much of its energy on stopping Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, who played a supporting role a year ago. The Devils botched a pair of extra point snaps, which is why the score was 19-3 instead of a more palatable 21-3 at the half.
Edwards took the ensuing kickoff at the goal line and burst through the right side for his fifth career score on a kick-return. Georgia Tech wants to bounce back after last week’s debacle against Notre Dame. Pundits summed up Notre Dame’s win as talent trumping scheme. He scored Duke’s first touchdown on a third and 2 from the Georgia Tech 4 yard line. “The thing comes with it is we have to believe in one another”. “I’m going to view it as we are getting a fresh player at halftime”.