Nov 8, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsB.J. Bostic
(7) carries the ball against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Carter Finley Stadium. Georgia Tech won 56-23. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports
ACC Football Week 11: Stung
When Yellow Jackets attack, swelling and discomfort sometimes follow. That seems like an appropriate visual to accompany NC State’s blowout loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Jacoby Brissett did not have a great game, but in his defense, neither did anybody else on his team. Georgia Tech ran for 479 yards against NC State, keeping the ball more than enough time to force the Wolfpack to comply with their will.
It is of small comfort to Boston College fans, but NC State’s Niklas Sade had an extra point blocked.
As it turned out, that was the least of the Wolfpack’s problems. In what was a 14-13 game after one quarter, the bottom fell out quickly for NC State, who gave up two touchdowns within minutes of each other of defensive scores — a pick-six and then a fumble return. In the blink of an eye, it was a 28-13 game, en route to 35-16 at the half.
Georgia Tech plowed ahead and never looked back. The Yellow Jackets are having a great season at 8-2, while NC State, desperate for one more win to make a bowl, will have their prayers answered in having Wake Forest scheduled next week.