Give Iowa's D credit

MIAMI, Fla. -- Yes, Georgia Tech's offense is struggling. Last I looked the Jackets had just one first down to Iowa's nine. But it's not so much what the Yellow Jackets aren't doing as it is what Iowa's defense is taking away -- like the pitch.

This is what I was talking about earlier in the keys to the game: Each unit on Iowa's defense -- the defensive line, the linebackers and the defensive backs -- are good enough to work independently of each other and concentrate on their responsibilities. That's what's happening here. Georgia Tech fans can take solace in the fact that Paul Johnson is one of the best coaches at making in-game adjustments, so expect him to do that in the second half.