Georgia Tech put in an all-around disappointing effort on Saturday afternoon against Boston College that resulted in a 48-27 loss to the Eagles. Here are three takeaways from the performance..
1. Rush Defense was a major letdown..
Coming into this week, Boston College’s rush offense was among the worst in the country, they were allowing less than three yards per carry and could barely get anything going on the ground. Well, they seemed to solve that problem against the Yellow Jackets on Saturday as they rushed for 264-yards on 44-carries, an average of 6.0 yards per carry.
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All in all, the Jackets’ defensive performance against the run was simply inexcusable and it comes back to the coaching. Geoff Collins continuously praises Andrew Thacker but for the most part, the Jackets defense this year has been poor. The Jackets this season are allowing nearly 500 yards of offense per game (479.7) including 280 yards through the air per game and 199-yards on the ground per game. Those numbers are simply not going to get it done going forward for the Jackets.
2. Ahmarean Brown finally has a day…
The one player offensively I’ve been personally waiting to see have a breakout game this season is sophomore wide receiver, Ahmarean Brown. Brown finally did that on Saturday against Boston College as the sophomore slot receiver had four receptions for 75-yards and a touchdown. Brown last year was dynamite for the Yellow Jackets and it is truly baffling how he only has 11 receptions for 183-yards. He should be seeing at least 5-6 targets per game.
3. Offensive Line now with poor back-to-back performances
Georgia Tech offensive line in their first four games of the season was tremendous all around. They opened up holes for the run game and when it came to pass protection, they barely gave up sacks, though there were plenty of pressures given up. That being said, after last week’s performance against Clemson which while bad was expected, their performance against Boston College is disheartening. After allowing just one sack before the Clemson game, the Jackets o-line allowed four sacks and seven tackles for a loss. Brent Key has done a lot of good work with the offensive line but there’s still plenty of work to still be done.