Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: 4 Things Learned vs. UNC

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Oct 3, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Clinton Lynch (49) runs for a first down as Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wide receiver Brad Stewart (83, left) blocks North Carolina Tar Heels safety Donnie Miles (15) in the first quarter of their game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports


The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets success on offense more often than not is based on how their B-backs perform. On Saturday, Patrick Skov, Marcus Allen and Mikell Lands-Davis only ran for 56 yards — not nearly enough to establish a viable run game against a team like North Carolina.

Perhaps Gene Chizik’s defense just had a better gameplan, but still, Paul Johnson has to figure out a way to get his B-backs more involved. Freshman Marcus Marshall did not play on Saturday. Perhaps his speed and long-range capability could have made a difference? This much is sure though; you cannot average 3.5 yards per carry and expect the offense to function effectively.

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