The ACC might be losing Deshaun Watson, Mitch Trubisky and more, but it returns Lamar Jackson and Deondre Francois to lead the way at quarterback.
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For Georgia Tech to take a step forward, improvements on defense and in the kicking game will warrant attention in the offseason.
Jackets climb into final rankings
Georgia Tech finishes at No. 25 in the wake of its win in the TaxSlayer Bowl. In Paul Johnson's last three seasons, he has two bowl wins and two victories over Georgia. Power Rankings
Clemson headlined a historic bowl season for the ACC, which also got big wins from Florida State and Miami and a huge comeback from Virginia Tech.
It's certainly not the biggest prize they've won this week, but members of national champion Clemson dominate the bowl season All-ACC team.
Florida State should be among the nation's elite next season, returning numerous impact players, including quarterback Deondre Francois.
Craig Candeto, who played quarterback for Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson at Navy, has been hired as the Yellow Jackets' quarterbacks coach.
ACC rules bowl season
Is the ACC the best conference in college football? An 8-3 bowl season and Clemson's demolition of Ohio State put the conference in the spotlight.
For years, the ACC fought the idea that it wasn't on par with the SEC or Big Ten. But its 2016 bowl record is further proof the landscape has changed.
Has the ACC already won bowl season?
The ACC can finish no worse than 8-4 in bowl games, but the SEC can still finish with an 8-5 record and a national championship. A 5-5 record is within reach for the Big Ten.
A bowl game that wasn't especially competitive until the end was still awfully contentious.
Dedrick Mills ran for a career-high 169 yards and a touchdown, Justin Thomas scored in his final collegiate game and Georgia Tech beat Kentucky 33-18 in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday.
Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
Georgia Tech beat Kentucky 33-18 in the Taxslayer Bowl and LSU routed Louisville 29-9 in the Citrus Bowl. Both winners covered as 3-point favorites, but underdogs still lead 24-11 ATS (68.6 percent) overall this bowl season, though faves are on a 4-1 ATS run. Both games also stayed under, so unders are ahead 20-15 (57.1 percent) heading into the college football playoff games.
Mills caps big day for Yellow Jackets
Dedrick Mills caps off a 169-yard rushing performance with a late fourth-quarter touchdown run as Georgia Tech beats Kentucky 33-18 in the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Kentucky within eight of Georgia Tech
QB Stephen Johnson escapes the rush and takes off for a 21-yard TD run. The Wildcats made it a one-possession game after a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter.
Baker makes diving TD catch for UK
Dorian Baker lays out for a 20-yard TD catch from Stephen Johnson as Kentucky cuts Georgia Tech's lead to 23-10 early in the fourth quarter of the Taxslayer Bowl on ESPN.
UK special teams block punt
Georgia Tech's Ryan Rodwell has his punt blocked by Kentucky's Nico Firios to set the Wildcats up in the third quarter of the Taxslayer Bowl.
Georgia Tech blocks punt, scuffle ensues
Georgia Tech blocks the punt and recovers it with 24 seconds left in the half, which helped the Yellow Jackets take a 20-3 hafltime lead over Kentucky in a chippy TaxSlayer Bowl.