Georgia Tech unveiled its new 3-4 defense this weekend against Alcorn State. Let’s dig into what we learned about the defense and how they performed in the game.
This past Saturday was a big day on the flats as we not only saw Georgia Tech Football compete for the first time in their new Adidas gear but we also ushered in a new era of defense. This was the first real glimpse we have had of the new 3-4 scheme, and its safe to say it looks quite different from what we have seen from that unit in the past.
To summarize the defense’s performance on Saturday lets first take a look at some of their numbers on the day. Tech was able to hold Alcorn State to no points and only 146 yards (2.9 yards per play). This yardage total is the lowest for an opponent since Duke in 2008. On top of that, Tech was able to force two turnovers and limit Alcorn State to 2 of 11 (18%) on third down. Tech was only able to get one sack on the day, but that was largely due to Alcorn State focusing on quick throws, as well as often rolling the quarterback out of the pocket.
Statistically, it was an impressive performance against an inferior opponent. But to see how exactly the defense was able to get these results, let’s take a look at how each position performed and who stood out in particular.