Originally created 10/30/00

Tech notebook



A look at No. 25 Georgia Tech (6-2, 4-2 ACC) two days after beating No. 10 Clemson (8-1, 6-1):

What worked: Georgia Tech used its running game, especially Joe Burns, to open its passing attack. Quarterback George Godsey passed for 454 yards on 35-of-47 passing for three touchdowns and no interceptions, the most passing yards by a quarterback against Clemson. In addition, wide receiver Kelly Campbell ran underneath routes the entire game and finished with a career-high 14 catches for 209 yards. The Jackets also played well defensively, holding the Tigers to a season-low 354 yards of total offense and two touchdowns. Clemson's other two scores were set up its special teams. The Jackets registered four sacks, including two from Greg Gathers.

What didn't: About the only downfall was Tech's special teams, whose mistakes led directly to 14 Clemson points. Toure Francis blocked Dan [filtered word]'s punt on the Jackets' opening possession, which set up a touchdown. Then a breakdown in the punt coverage allowed Brian Mance to score on an 88-yard punt return late in the third quarter.

Injuries: None

Analysis: If Georgia Tech can win its final three games against Virginia, Maryland and Georgia, is has a good chance of getting into a New Year's Day bowl. As Georgia Tech continues to improve, those dreams could become reality. Tech's game with Virginia on Nov. 9 will go a long way in determining in which bowl the Jackets will play. Tech, Virginia and N.C. State are tied for thirdplace in the ACC standings.

Quote: "When we were down with 1:56 left, they just found a way to come back and get the win. It was a great college game, a great win for Georgia Tech." -- Georgia Tech coach George O'Leary, on Tech's game-winning touchdown drive.