Saturday, September 29, 2007

Tech Stuns #13 Clemson, 13-3

It's Saturday night and I'm just getting settled after a hot afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Downtown Atlanta and then coming home to watch the entire game again on my DVR. I'm still euphoric from watching Tech's defense shut down the the 13th ranked Clemson Tiger's bad-ass running attack. Tech's running attack was in full force, with Tashard Choice running crazy over the Country Bumpkins, gaining 145 yards on 32 carries with one touchdown. All we needed was one touchdown, as the Tiger's kicking game sputtered to a halt (their kicker made only one of five field goal attempts). Tack on the 6 sacks and the blocked punt... and Tech rode the defensive struggle to victory.

I thought that Tech could only win if certain things happened:
  • The defensive line had to keep "Thunder and Lightning" to under 100 combined yards rushing... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
  • The defensive secondary had to eliminate the big play (no 40+ yard gains... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
  • The defense had to keep Clemson from scoring (if I hear the "Tiger Rag" more than 3 or 4 times we're gonna lose)... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

  • The offensive line had to open up the running lanes for Tashard Choice to gain more than 100 yards (when he goes over 100, we usually win)... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
  • Taylor Bennett could not take any sacks for negative yardage... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
  • The offense had to have long time-consuming drives and keep the score close (this way our defense can stay fresh during a hot afternoon in Atlanta)... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

  • "Thunder" and "Lightning" were smothered by a defense the shut down the running and air attack of Clemson. Tech got away with a BIG WIN over a quality opponent in a MUST WIN situation.

    You know what time it is... strike up the band:
    "I'm a ramblin' wreck from Georgia Tech and helluva engineer!"


    1 comment:

    David Sullivan said...

    I am happy for you and your Ramblin' Wreck. One step closer to a BC/G-Tech matchup in the ACC Championship.