A retrospective game-by-game look on the Georgia Tech football’s 2018 regular season

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 4: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow and the Miami Hurricanes on October 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 4: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow and the Miami Hurricanes on October 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Running back Dontae Smith #26, defensive back Jaytlin Askew #33, Brant Mitchell #51 and defensive back Avery Showell #13 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets celebrate after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 17: Running back Dontae Smith #26, defensive back Jaytlin Askew #33, Brant Mitchell #51 and defensive back Avery Showell #13 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets celebrate after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) /

Game 11: 30-27 win over Virginia

What happened:

A rather back-and-forth affair between the Yellow Jackets and Cavaliers. The game was never a certainty for either team. The Yellow Jackets entered the fourth quarter down 21-16 but were able to outscore the Cavaliers 11-6 to send the game into overtime. Wesley Wells was the star of the game with 4 field goals including a 48-yard field goal and a 40-yard field goal in overtime.
In retrospect:

It was a big win for the Yellow Jackets that would’ve looked even better on paper had the Cavaliers picked up an eighth victory against the Hokies to end their regular season. The Cavaliers put together a strong season however despite not picking up their eighth win of the regular season. Either way, it was a victory over a quality opponent and an opponent that will be bowling next month.

Conclusion: Virginia has always given Georgia Tech fits but they found got the job done in overtime against a feisty Virginia team that was ranked just a week before their matchup. A big win that gave the Jackets a  seventh win. It allowed them to finish above .500 in the regular season for the 9th time in 11 seasons under Paul Johnson.