Georgia Tech dismantles N.C. State


Despite a close first quarter, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wound up having an easy time in Raleigh, N.C., taking down the Wolfpack 56-23 thanks to a huge effort from the rushing attack.

Quarterback Justin Thomas didn’t throw for a single touchdown Saturday afternoon, but he didn’t need to.

Between him, Synjyn Davis, Tim Byerly and Matt Connors the Jackets accounted for 350 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.

In addition to those scores, the Jackets took advantage of defensive touchdowns from D.J. White and Quayshawn Nealy in the second quarter. While the Jackets held just a 14-13 lead after the end of the first quarter, by halftime Paul Johnson and the boys were looking at a comfortable 35-16 lead.

They didn’t slow down after that though, and in the second half did enough damage to gain 479 total rushing yards and 549 total yards in general.

The victory was the biggest lost for the Wolfpack at home since losing to Maryland 37-0 back in 2007. With the win, the Yellow Jackets have now won three straight games and are making a solid push for the Coastal Division. They will need other teams to make life rough for the Duke Blue Devils though, as Tech’s only two losses have come from David Cutcliffe’s team in Durham and the Tar Heels a few miles down the road.

Still, with just two losses on the season this is certainly a great year from the Yellow Jackets. The final two games of the season will be the biggest challenges yet though. Next week is No. 21 Clemson and after that, it’s the No. 20 Georgia Bulldogs.

Stay tuned.