Two big wins.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets began their ACC schedule on Saturday after winning their tune-up game against Jacksonville State a week ago Thursday. The Yellow Jackets traveled to Boston to take on the Boston College Eagles.
The offense was efficient in running Head Coach Paul Johnson's triple option. A solid running attack featuring quarterback Josh Nesbitt and running back Jonathan Dwyer. The defense is looking sharp with a stingy line and a compentent secondary.
Tech rolled to a 19-16 win.
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The Falcons kicked off the NFL season by hosting the Detroit Lions. The Falcons are shaking off the effects of losing Michael Vick and the early departure of coach Petrino last season. They started rookie Matt Ryan (from Boston College) in the game. The Lions were punished with over 300 yards rushing, mainly from new tailback Michael Turner (acquired from San Diego Chargers) who churned out 220 yards. Matt Ryan was sharp, as well, connecting on his first NFL pass for a 62-yard touchdown!
The Falcons won their debut 34-21 against the Lions; they rumbled to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.
Read the AJC article about Georgia Tech's win here.
Read the AJC article about Falcon's win here.
plez sez: GO TECH!
even though, jacksonville state was handled with ease, plezWorld was a bit skeptical about the prospects of taking the young Tech squad on the road against a formidable ACC foe. they really played well and it looks good for the season. next week, we're in prime time with the virginia tech hokies (who was embarrassed last week at home by east carolina). it is quite possible that Tech will be 3-0 when they welcome mississippi state to the Flats on september 20th.
the falcons look sharp, but then again, that's kind of hard not to do against the lions. we'll see how this all plays out over a 16 game season. there are low expectations for this team which is still trying to find a new identity post-Vick! although, it was against the lowly lions, a win is a win... and a BIG win is even better. if they continue to avail themselves in this manner, it'll only be a matter of time before you won't see any more "7" jerseys in the dome on sunday afternoon.