The 2014 College Football season will be kicking off for the Yellow Jackets on Saturday August 30th.
Their first opponent of the year will be the Wofford Terriers who are a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) school.
Everyone knows about Georgia Tech Football, and knows what to expect when Paul Johnson’s team comes to the field. But what exactly is Wofford going to do? What should Tech fans expect to see from Wofford?
Wofford is coached by Mike Ayers, who has been the head coach of Terriers football for 26 years and has a career record of 175-121-1. Last season, Wofford finished 4-4 in the Southern Conference and 5-6 overall.
The Terriers have 13 returning starters on their roster this season with six on offense and seven on defense.
Last year, Wofford opened their season on the road against the Baylor Bears and lost 69-3. The Terriers are 1-16 all-time vs Division I schools with their lone win coming against Louisiana-Monroe back in 2000.
They run a triple-option offense and last year as a team averaged 21.2 points per contest while yielding 24.9 points to opponents.
The Terriers running game netted 2,969 yards and 24 touchdowns last season. They averaged 4.6 yards per rush and 269.9 yards per game.
Wofford’s leading returning rusher from 2013 is Will Gay, who was second on the team last year running for 498 yards. Last year’s leading rusher, Donovan Johnson, who rushed for 872 yards is no longer on the team.
The Terriers only threw for 939 yards as a team last season. Two of their quarterbacks return for this season. Junior Michael Weimer, lead the team last season hitting 16 of 40 passing attempts, for 313 yards and four touchdowns.
Evan Jack, who is from Johns Creek, GA is the other QB that saw action last season and he connected on 28 of 59 passes for 252 yards with no touchdowns.
Wofford’s defense was not to bad average wise only yielding 4.1 yards per carry last season and 173.2 yards per game to opponents.
Through the air the Terriers gave up 220 yards per game to opponents. Combined with the rushing yards that is 393.2 yards of total offense given up to their opposition.
Overall when you look at their roster they do not have much senior leadership with only five seniors listed.
With all that being said, this is still the first game of the season and anything is possible. Wofford is not going to be caught off guard too much by the offense that Georgia Tech runs since it is similar to what they do.
The Terriers are simply going to be up against superior talent, and based on their record against Division I schools, they don’t do too well.