Defenses slowing Tech offense down

Originally Published: November 4, 2003
By Mark Wangrin | Special to ESPN.com
Are defenses catching up to the Red Raiders' high-scoring offense?

In the last two weeks Missouri and Colorado have held Tech to a combined 52 points -- only five points more than the Red Raiders averaged in their first seven games. Quarterback B.J. Symons has thrown 12 interceptions in his last four games and is out of the Heisman Trophy race.

Colorado, one of the worst pass defenses in the nation, played mostly man-to-man defense but was able to disguise its intentions, forcing Symons to make bad reads. Symons threw interceptions on Tech's first four possessions, which helped dig a quick 14-0 lead.