Georgia Tech runs over Notre Dame
In the first week of college
football, Georgia Tech won 33-3 against Notre Dame on Saturday.
Tech scored a major football victory on Saturday, amazing even
for head coach Chan Gailey, winning the game 33-3. Tashard
Choice turned out to be a great weapon in the GA Tech arsenal
and the fans quickly got over the loss of Calvin Johnson. Tashad
Choice rushed for a career high today 196 years, carried the
ball 26 times and added two touchdowns, to settle the score from
the last season's opener, when Georgia Tech lost 14-10 to Notre
Dame. The Fighting Irish had just 12 first downs and amassed
only 121 yards in the loss.
"I did not see this coming. I thought we
would play pretty well defensively. I did not know we would run
the ball as well as we ran it today," Yellow Jackets coach
Gailey said. He added: "We're going to blitz you. We don't
care who you are. We thought the challenge was to stop the
running game to see if they could throw the ball well enough to
beat us. We just wanted to make a statement and come here to
Notre Dame and let everybody know that Georgia Tech is going to
be a team to reckon with this year."
It was unexpected lost of this magnitude for
the Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis. He pointed out that the
problem was in lack of preparation for the speed of the game and
took the blame for not getting the team ready. "Who else are
you going to blame but yourself? I'm the head coach. It's my
responsibility," said Weis after the game. This was the
first time Notre Dame failed to score a touchdown in the season
opener since 1985 against Michigan.
Georgia Tech won the game as a 1.5-point
underdog on the road, while the 36 points fell well UNDER the
posted total of 45, as per the online bookmaker
Published on 09/01/2007