Georgia Tech is holding its own against the SEC East champs.
There was little doubt the Yellow Jackets would put up some points in this game -- scoring is their forte -- but what could separate the Bulldogs in this game is the kind of defense they played on the first drive of the second quarter. Georgia Tech got as close as Georgia's two-yard line, but quarterback Tevin Washington was pushed back two yards and the Jackets settled for a field goal.
Georgia has relied on its passing game, as it should, and quarterback Aaron Murray will continue to test Georgia Tech's defense in the second half. If Georgia Tech can pressure him into another interception or two in the second half, have greater success on third downs than it did in the first half, and continue to run the ball and control the clock, they'll have their best chance at the upset. With an unreliable passing game, Georgia Tech can't afford to fall too far behind, but right now, it's not only a manageable deficit, it's a score Georgia should be concerned about.