2017 ACC Football: Coastal Division power rankings Week 13

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Michael Carter
RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 25: Michael Carter /
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DURHAM, NC – NOVEMBER 18: Alonzo Saxton II
DURHAM, NC – NOVEMBER 18: Alonzo Saxton II /

Wrong Baby Wrong

There were so many things that went wrong for Georgia Tech this season. First, there was the opening loss to Tennessee. The Yellow Jackets completely outplayed the Volunteers only to lose by one in overtime.

Then there was the game at Miami. Once again Georgia Tech looked dominant for most of the game, only for the rain to wash out their running game and lead to a Hurricane’s last second field goal victory.

Finally, there was the end of their season which saw the Yellow Jackets lose four of their last five putting their chances of making a bowl game for a second straight season on life support.

In fact, if Georgia Tech doesn’t receive an invite this season, they will miss a bowl for the second time in three seasons, which is amazing since they had made a bowl game in each of the 18 seasons before this stretch.

However, what has really been wrong is the way the Yellow Jackets played in their past six quarters of action. In the past game and a half Georgia Tech has seven total points and 285 total yards on 77 plays which averages out to 3.7 yards per play.

Their opponents during those same six quarters have scored 61 total points and accumulated 759 total yards on 108 plays for an average of seven yards per play. Not the best way to end a season.

The Yellow Jackets will now hope for not enough six-win teams and that they receive a bowl invitation as a 5-6 squad. They should have a leg up on all the 5-7 teams out there.

If they do miss a bowl game again then the biggest wrong may befall their coach, whose seat looks a lot hotter than it did when his team was 4-2 halfway through the year.