ATLANTA — As Saturday night’s game raced into the fourth quarter and toward potential disaster for Georgia Tech, Correy Earls looked down the Yellow Jackets sideline and sensed the same feelings he had felt all night.
Everything seemed just fine.
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“We never doubted winning,” the senior receiver said. “Whether we had momentum or not, we were always confident in ourselves that we could pull the game out.”
They may have had such even-tempered emotions about the status of the game at the time, but the scoreboard and the play on the field dictated a far different condition for the Yellow Jackets.
Trailing 17-9 as their second-to-last drive of the contest with Wake Forest began, victory seemed uncertain.
The Yellow Jackets had already committed a host of penalties, including a pair of personal fouls. They also had a punt snap sail over the punter’s head, only for him to rush a pooch kick 10 yards from the line of scrimmage. Likewise, the offense struggled, barely getting its running game going and watching as receivers dropped pass, after pass, after pass.
“We felt like we weren’t executing the offense,” quarterback Joshua Nesbitt said. “Don’t get me wrong, (Wake Forest) played a great game, but we felt like we were hurting ourselves.
“We just felt like we weren’t playing Georgia Tech football.”....
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