Pack Wins A Wild One In Atlanta

Jay Davis’ 80-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brian Clark with 7:39 to play, then an end-zone interception by roverback Garland Heath with 26 seconds left lifted the Pack to a gutsy 17-14 football victory Thursday over the 24th-ranked Yellow Jackets.

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9 Responses to Pack Wins A Wild One In Atlanta

  1. BJD95 10/07/2005 at 8:52 AM #

    As I told the guy at my kid’s bust stop this morning, I would rather be lucky than 0-3. We caught some good breaks, but a win is a win. We have the talent to make a move in the ACC, but we needed a win – any kind of ACC win – to build some momentum. We still have to play better and smarter, but this something to build on.

    Tech really dominated the second half, except for two plays. But those two plays were enough to gut out a victory.

  2. Wolfie 10/07/2005 at 9:52 AM #

    In the new ACC sometimes it comes down to 1 or 2 plays. Look at Clemson’s fate the last
    few weeks….a couple of plays. There will be few routs this year that is why this team
    must strive for precision. Most ACC games will come down to a few plays.

  3. Ben 10/07/2005 at 11:53 AM #

    Is it my imagination, or have we been getting some really “by the letter, but not the spirit of the law” penalties lately? PJ Daniels dives into the endzone, chased by two guys, and it’s fine; Bryan Clark dives into the endzone, chased by two guys, and it’s taunting? Running into the kicker when you’re laying flat on your belly? Yes, they were penalties, by the exact letter of the rule. But I just wonder whether or not we now have a reputation as a team that’ll take a lot of penalties, which could easily color a referee’s judgement.

    On the other hand, that celebration penalty at the end? Yeah, fair enough. There were a few guys on the field… okay, EVERYBODY was on the field. On the other hand, I’m thinking Amato didn’t really mind that penalty all that much.

  4. Alpha Wolf 10/07/2005 at 2:08 PM #

    Wolfie’s right and it may come to pass next Thursday that NCSU – Clemson comes down to the last play (again.)

  5. Sacco 10/07/2005 at 5:46 PM #

    Ben, you’re right about the penalties. I take big exception with the two pass interference penalties on A.J. Davis when he was in a wonderful position to make a play, did and got flagged anyway. That being said, I still can’t get over the number of offsides penalties that were killers. Especially the one in the fourth quarter where I think Manny Lawson turned what would have been a 4th and 8 into a 3rd and 3. And again, why can’t Amato see that these penalties AREN’T aggressiveness and shouldn’t be applauded or excused?!??! Also, did anyone else notice that the only two times State went down the field, they scored touchdowns? Is it just me or shouldn’t we try that a few more times if it is successful? Enjoy this one boys. Not sure Clemson will muff a last second touchdown catch though.

  6. newswolf 10/07/2005 at 10:14 PM #

    ^it was a 3rd and 3, and he was offsides (I think they declined the penalty, b/c they gained 8 yards)

  7. sfwolf 10/08/2005 at 9:35 AM #

    what a disappointing win… the coaches don’t know how to make adjustments at halftime – just like the UNC game. take away 1 play, and the offense was non-existant in the 2nd half. if i were on the defense, i’d be pissed at the offense. the only reason we won was because Ball threw the last pass behind – and it’s not like the defense didn’t know who the pass was going to – or the passes were going to the whole 2nd half. hopefully, all the breaks we had will turn things around, but history shows otherwise.

  8. site admin 10/08/2005 at 10:10 AM #

    Here are a few questions I have. If our OL has looked so bad since the gator bowl trip, why
    not make Anthony Hill an OT. How about not moving RS-Freshman Gerard Miller from OL to DL.

    To me, it seems like we had a bigger need for Tank Tyler as a OG than a DT.

  9. Slader4881 10/09/2005 at 10:58 PM #

    I realized something with this very very lucky win. We are not a good football team. I was almost laughing at the end of the game with Tech driving down the field. Our D is not nearly as good last year but still respectable, but any defense on the field that much will be hurting. I really underestimated the complexity of the west coast offense, and its dire need for a good O-line. Until we can block someone up front our D will be on the field forever and our offensive playbook will be limited. Seems to me that Tresman does not trust our o-line everyone else is paying in return (Defense, recievers, Davis and Baker). The only way we win is with smoke and mirrors and luck just like against GT.

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