Georgia Tech’s Tevin Washington led a balanced Yellow Jacket offensive attack in a 35-28 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels.
The Rambling Wreck entered the September 24th game as the best offensive team in Division I football. Even though Washington doesn’t throw the football lot, the 6’1″ junior dual-threat quarterback has been efficient and his completions have gone for big yardage to his receivers.
One of the recipients of Washington’s 10 completed passes was 6’5″ Stephen Hill who caught six for 151 yards.
The Yellow Jackets continue to run the football very well in Coach Paul Johnson’s triple option attack. Against North Carolina, Georgia Tech piled up 311 rushing yards on 57 carries.
Defensively, the Yellow Jackets were able to recover from an early 7-0 deficit and put pressure on North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner who completed 17 of 25 passes for 204 yards.
However, the sophomore Tar Heels’ quarterback threw two interceptions and one was in the second quarter in which helped Georgia tech to extend a Yellow Jacket lead to 10 points and a 17-7 halftime lead.
Macon native and former Westside High School football star Julian Burnett continues to play well and has become one of the premeier inside linebackers in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Burnett, a team captain, is playing in his third season with the Yellow Jackets and in his first two seasons, the junior linebacker had collected 130 career tackles.
Thus far, Burnett has had a strong start and it began with a 12 tackle performance against Western Carolina, an eight tackle game versus Middle Tennessee State in a 49-21 win and a nine tackle in a dominating 66-21 win over Kansas.
The Yellow Jackets improved their overall record to 4 and 0 and 1 and 0 in the ACC.
Georgia Tech will next play North Carolina State at Raliegh-Durham, North Carolina on Saturday, October 1st.