Originally created 09/18/00

A look at Ga. Tech



A look at Georgia Tech (2-1) two days after defeating Navy 41-13.

What worked: The offense. Georgia Tech's defense was rewarded for keeping the first two games close. The Jackets' offense wasn't explosive (305 yards) but was efficient.

What didn't: Navy's wishbone offense gained 165 rushing yards and 199 passing yards. However, Tech's defense allowed only 25 second-half rushing yards and one Midshipmen touchdown despite Navy's 35:27-24:33 time-of-possession advantage.

Injuries: Receiver Kerry Watkins (shoulder) missed the Navy game and is questionable for Thursday's game at N.C. State.

Analysis: The Yellow Jackets' defense continues its steady improvement. Against Navy, defensive end Greg Gathers returned a fumble six yards for a touchdown. Quarterback George Godsey tossed three touchdowns and was consistent throughout the contest, not waiting for the fourth quarter to produce.

Quote: "I think George has gotten steadily better. I see him progressing the way we want him to progress." -- Georgia Tech coach George O'Leary, on the development of junior quarterback George Godsey who threw for 166 yards and three touchdowns against Navy.

What's next: Tech travels to North Carolina State for a Thursday night ESPN game. The Wolfpack has opened the season 3-0 under the direction of new coach Chuck Amato and freshman quarterback Philip Rivers, who has passed for 1,069 yards and 10 touchdowns.