Saturday, November 14, 2009
Georgia Tech clinches Coastal Division
By Heather Dinich
Half the equation has been solved.
Georgia Tech clinched the Coastal Division title with its 49-10 romp of Duke today in Durham.
The Yellow Jackets had 518 total yards of offense and 305 rushing yards. Duke, on the other hand, had 26 rushing yards. Georgia Tech looked like the No. 7 team in the country, and Duke remains two wins short of a bowl bid. Georgia Tech looked dominate, and more than capable of winning the ACC title. Josh Nesbitt threw for almost 200 yards on just 10 pass attempts, and Jonathan Dwyer ran for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Georgia Tech's last ACC title was a share in 1998. The Jackets won it outright in 1990, the same year they won the national title. Their last trip to the ACC title game was in 2006. This Georgia Tech team, though, is the best it's been in a long time.