What a night for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, completely gutting a previously resurgent Miami defense to the tune of 472 rush yards. It was the second-highest ground total ever surrendered by a Miami defense. Just last week we saw Miami hold Virginia Tech to 77 rushing yards and two yards a carry to go with six sacks in a 16-14 victory. Tonight was another story altogether as Georgia Tech ripped off a 41-23 victory that was not as close as the scoreboard would indicate.
In just the 11th game of Paul Johnson's brief tenure in Atlanta, he coached a masterpiece. At one point, four separate players were a threat to break 100 yards rushing, with a fifth totaling an additional 47 yards. Instead, only one player did so but in a big way. Tailback Jonathan Dwyer, the nation's next great option back, notched two touchdowns and 128 yards in the first half on just 10 carries including a highlight-reel 58 yard scamper.
This one was gory folks. Even Tech's defense got in on the action, with NFL-worthy defensive end Michael Johnson taking an interception back 26 yards for an early touchdown. But let's talk about the run game some more, as this was an exciting display of brilliant old-school football.