Georgia Tech 27, Miami 21
What Happened: TaQuon Marshall took over the Georgia Tech offense with two first quarter touchdown runs and a third quarter scoring pass to Brad Stewart, but Miami wouldn’t go away. The Canes started out the scoring with a one-yard DeeJay Dallas run, and pulled within six late on a two-yard Travis Homer run. But the Yellow Jackets were able to run out the final 6:43.
What Mattered: The Miami defense was fine against the Yellow Jacket option, allowing just 231 yards and two scores. However, Marshall came through through the air when needed, hitting 3-of-4 passes for 73 yards and a score. He also ran for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
– Miami still can’t get anything out of the passing game. N’Kosi Perry completed 14-of-23 passes for 165 yards, and the ground game managed just 134 yards and three short scores. But …
– Miami’s big problem? Three fumbles. The D did a great job of getting off the field until the final Yellow Jacket drive to close things out. The offense moved the chains, but the Turnover Chain belonged on the other side.
What It All Means: Georgia Tech’s three-game winning streak made it bowl eligible. Now it’s time to have some fun. It’s out of the Coastal title hunt, but it can screw up Virginia’s dream of doing something big, and it can ruin Georgia’s season in the regular season finale.
– Now on a four-game losing streak, Miami’s season has gone into the tank. All it needs is one more win to get bowl eligible, but it has needed that for weeks. To do that, they have to beat an equally dying Virginia Tech team on the road, and close out against Pitt.
– Clemson 27, Boston College 7
– Notre Dame 42, Florida State 13
– Virginia 45, Liberty 24
– Duke 42, North Carolina 35
– Pitt 52, Virginia Tech 22
– Syracuse 54, Louisville 23
– Wake Forest 27, NC State 23