Saturday, October 15, 2011
Halftime: Virginia 24, Georgia Tech 14
By Heather Dinich
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The undefeated Jackets are getting a scare here in the first half. If Virginia is having this kind of offensive success against Georgia Tech, Clemson is going to put up even more impressive numbers. Georgia Tech fans have legitimate reason to worry in this game. UVA has looked good on both sides of the ball. Young players are making key contributions all over the field. Georgia Tech's passing game has been nonexistent -- not a good sign for a team trying to come from behind -- and they've struggled to tackle all game.
The first half here has been a shocker. You know, just another day at the office in the ACC. Here's a quick look back at the first half:
Turning point:With the game tied at 14, Virginia tailback Clifton Richardson scored on a 22-yard touchdown run to give the Hoos the lead and the momentum. Richardson, a true freshman, entered the game third on the team in rushing with 207 yards and a touchdown, but a team-high 6.1 yards per carry.
Stat of the half: Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington has thrown five incomplete passes and two interceptions. Earlier this season, Georgia Tech's passing game had been one of its biggest improvements. Over the past three games, though, it seems to have taken a step backward.
Best player in the half: UVA running back Perry Jones. He hasn't scored, but he's keeping the chains moving for UVA and averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He has 10 carries for 93 yards.