ATLANTA — Perhaps it should have come as little surprise that Tevin Washington had what it took Thursday night to come in during a big, nationally-televised game and lead Georgia Tech’s offense as if he knew what he was doing.
After all, he had — kind of — been there before.
When the little-used sophomore backup was thrust into the game unexpectedly after starting quarterback Joshua Nesbitt was helped off the turf and into the locker room, holding his arm in noticeable pain, many likely anticipated a train wreck to ensue. It was easy to believe the game was about to be over, and Georgia Tech’s season was heading out the window with it.
But after watching Washington engineer a late scoring drive, and then bring his teammates a mere 14 seconds and inches away from a thrilling potential comeback, team message boards went ablaze with fans commenting about the relative success their young backup had.
The Yellow Jackets were apt to agree.
“I told him and his father after the game how proud I was of him,” Yellow Jackets quarterbacks coach Brian Bohannon said.....
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