EDSBS' take, which is hilarious: http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/2013/3/6/4071578/final-jeopardy-...
Quick thoughts: The start Tech had wasn’t too surprising after having played a game less than 40 hours before. That combined with the 1 p.m. start, and the Hokies had no legs. Their first field goal came seven minutes in.
The first half was the lowest of lows this year. The Hokies missed their first 10 shots and built too big of a deficit to recover.
Point Guards: Erick Green had 28 and scored over half the teams points for the second straight game. He led the team in assists and finished second in rebounds. I’ve never seen a player run so hard without the ball in his hand. He had to sit the last 30 seconds due to exhaustion but didn’t require IVs and is now resting at home.
Summary After being down by 11 at one point in the second half, Erick Green scored 10 straight points to get the Hokies back in the game. However, the offense soon became stagnant, when Green forced shots and turned the ball over. A late rally by the Hokies and a missed 3-pointer by Mfon Udofia sent the game into overtime.
In overtime, it was all Hokies. We got out on a 7-0 and Georgia Tech was never able to regain momentum. We spread the ball around and four different players made a basket. A perfect 4-4 from the charity stripe buried the Ramblin’ Wreck’s hopes.
Here is a report (tweet) by Kevin Jones, a sports blogger and producer for WUSA9 TV (CBS, Washington DC) according to his Twitter profile.
Source: Georiga Tech and UVA will announce decision to leave ACC by Monday. Will join Big 10— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) November 30, 2012
His blog is here: http://www.wusa9.com/sports/blogs/capital9/default.aspx.
Does anyone know whether or not Derrick Green made it to the game?
Editor's Note: We're going to try to bring you the very best reviews of the games this season found anywhere online. The embedded YouTube video is the complete game, condensed with all commercials removed courtesy of Dozer. It has been coded to start and stop at the times being referenced. If that doesn't work, the time referenced in the play is listed below. --Joe
Welcome to our first film review of the 2012 season. The Hokies came into their opener against Georgia Tech preaching a new attitude on offense after prominently featuring the no huddle, spread, and pistol in preseason scrimmages. Georgia Tech, with Al Groh's 3-4 defense missing several key cogs and lacking depth, seemed like the perfect opponent for a breakout offensive performance after years of struggling in nationally televised openers. By the third quarter, it seemed as if those lofty aspirations had gone up in smoke as the Hokie offense repeatedly stalled against the Yellow Jacket defense.
Even though this is a short, somewhat obvious post, I felt it was necessary to write. The defense was outstanding against the run, Georgia Tech's bread and butter, Monday night. Their effort was fueled by the Hokies deep defensive line (7 players played more than 30 snaps) that penetrated, created havoc, and held their gaps at the line of scrimmage. It was preserved by a back seven that for the most part cleaned up the wash—any loose ballcarrier. The longest run from scrimmage was just 22 yards.
The Hokies held the Yellow Jackets to 192 yards on the ground. Let's put that into context. Over the Paul Johnson era (2008-11, not including 2012), Georgia Tech accounts for 17 of the top 20 rushing games, including four of the top five, among ACC schools. Over the same timespan nationally, they're tied for second best with Neveda with 9 of the top 100 single game rushing totals (Air Force and Navy each have 10). They have ranked in the top 4 nationally in rushing yards per game each of the last four seasons.
Stealing the 'T' from the Tech Tower is a Georgia Tech tradition that dates back to the 1960s. Students plot to steal the 'T', and if they're successful it's returned during homecoming.
Seemingly harmless, and kind of cool if you ask me. Recently however, filching the 'T' from the Tech Tower has spread to boosting all off the T's around, and off campus.
One of our T's went missing this weekend, and rivalries are fun.
After Georgia Tech took a three point lead with less than a minute to go, I stood hunched over on the bleachers in the East Stands. My mouth remained open, but I was no longer screaming. A day of drinking PBR-limes, RAILs, and bourbon be damned, I was left sober by watching approximately 56 minutes of missed opportunities over the course of the night. With a clear mind I thought the worst —Alabama '09, Boise '10— history was going to repeat itself.
Quick gut reactions to the roller coaster ride tonight in Blacksburg.
Terrific performance up front by the Hokie defensive line. Derrick Hopkins, Luther Maddy (prior to getting banged up) and all four defensive ends were outstanding. That is as well as a Hokie d-Line has played the run against a GT team. Foster had much more confidence in stopping the whole attack, with the DT's shutting down the dive and the outside guys rocking the QB.