2017 ACC Football: Coastal Division Power Rankings week 8

BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 21: Safety Reggie Floyd
BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 21: Safety Reggie Floyd /
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ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 21: Jaquan Henderson,
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 21: Jaquan Henderson, /


Paul Johnson has to be doing alright this season. His team is 4-2 and still has a chance to win the Coastal Division. His Yellow Jackets rank second in the nation with 372.8 rushing yards per game. Coach Johnson’s team also has two of the top five rushers in the ACC.

Against Wake Forest, Georgia Tech rushed 66 times for 427 rushing yards. They also scored 38 points on a defense that hadn’t allowed more than 28 points in a game all season.

Taquon Marshall led the way for the Yellow Jackets. The sneaky quarterback finished with 163 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Marshall’s touchdown runs were for 49 and 70 yards, respectively, and helped him finish with a 7.1 yard average, despite carrying the ball over 20 times.

Georgia Tech also got a big game from KirVonte Benson, who rushed for 136 yards and a score of. This is the fourth time this season that Benson and Marshall have both rushed for over 100 yards in the same game.

Things are looking pretty good for the Yellow Jackets. However, they do have a rough road ahead.

Georgia Tech still needs two wins for bowl eligibility, and three of their last five games are on the road. They also play three teams that are a combined 19-2 on the season.

If they come up a win short, they may be wishing they didn’t cancel that game with UCF, though the Golden Knights are also undefeated.

The Yellow Jackets will look to get win number five when they travel to take on Clemson this week. Clemson hasn’t played since its loss to Syracuse, and I have a feeling that Paul Johnson is hoping the Tigers are still not alright.