Robert Godhigh, Defense Lead Georgia Tech To 21-10 Win Over Pittsburgh


Nov 2, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Robert Godhigh (25) carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Godhigh and the Georgia Tech Defense paved the way to the Yellow Jackets’ 21-10 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers, and in the process, kept the team’s Coastal Division hopes alive.

While Godhigh didn’t lead the team in rushing, he remained the most explosive player for the Jackets and scored two of the three touchdowns. He ran for 89 yards on just six carries (14.8 average).

David Sims would pick up the only other touchdown for the Jackets and lead the team in rushing after 18 carries and 94 yards.

Vad Lee had a fairly pedestrian game from under center, throwing for 84 yards on 5 of 10 passing, and rushing for 44 yards on 17 carries.

The game wasn’t monstrous on the ground by any means for Paul Johnson and company (just 276 rushing yards), but it didn’t really need to be.

The defense was just too good.

Georgia Tech held the Panthers to just 228 total yards on the night and left the team with a total of -5 rushing yards. Yes negative five.

That minus sign wasn’t a typo.

The Tech defense has been playing better and better the past few weeks and continue to show that they are a real force to be reckoned with. The team put up a season high five sacks.

With this win, Georgia Tech moves to 5-2 in the ACC (6-3 overall) and solidifies itself as the second-best team in the Coastal division following two extremely poor weeks from Virginia Tech.

I’d still that their chances aren’t great of overtaking the Hurricanes, but this is exactly what they need to be doing if they want it.

Another solid win for Georgia Tech.

Next week will show us what this team is really made of, with a difficult match-up at Clemson.