It wouldn't be entirely fair to look at Joshua Nesbitt's halftime stat line -- 2-of-7 passing for 25 yards -- and criticize. Tyler Melton missed a catch on third down, and Stephen Hill wasn't able to hang onto the ball in the end zone on one-on-one coverage. If he's going to be the next Demaryius Thomas, as many Jackets' fans are hoping, he's got to make that play. Georgia Tech had to settle for a field goal and the 17-14 lead. The effort in the passing game is there, but the experience is not. That's to be expected when you only throw the ball nine times a game.
The Jackets do what they do very well. They've controlled the clock and outrushed the Jayhawks in typical Georgia Tech fashion. But they're playing a program that lost its past seven games a year ago and started the 2010 season right where it left off -- a 6-3 loss to North Dakota State. Odds are Georgia Tech makes some second-half adjustments, as Paul Johnson is one of the best at that.