Broken hearted nerds (image: DawgPost.com)
Yes. We got some breaks. Lots and lots of breaks. But, it's like the old saying goes, "There's no such thing as luck. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
GT dropped several chances at INTs, and they dropped a wide open bomb to start the game. They essentially came out, saw our team's red helmets and promptly wet themselves. It's a sight that Georgia fans should be familiar with...it's the same thing we did in Jacksonville many a time. The weight of a huge streak facilitates choking, alligator arms, fumbled snaps and blown coverages.
Tech wasn't the only team with missed opportunities. Georgia dropped several INTs and committed some bone headed penalties as well. The difference in the game was Georgia's ability to make game breaking plays on offense and hold Tech in check defensively.
This week, you'll have to listen to Tech fans bitch about officiating. What else is new? Has Tech ever lost a game without bad officiating? Not if you listen to the rhetoric coming from The Flats. The only truly bad call that I saw was the pass interference penalty near the end of the half, but so what? We won by two touchdowns not one. That call didn't change the outcome of the game. All the calls related to the touchbacks were good calls. We simply got the bounces there.
Tech lost because they couldn't handle the moment.
Tech lost because Gailey hasn't recruited or developed a QB in six seasons.
Tech lost because Tenuta is grossly overrated and takes too many chances.
Tech lost because their WRs have hands of stone.
Tech lost because UGA has more talent, depth and better coaching across the board.
They did not lose because of officiating or luck.
See Also Victory News
-- SIAR,B! - Get the Picture
-- Losing streak is bigger than Gailey - Savannah Now
-- GT Fans shouldn't treat Gailey this way - Augusta Chronicle
-- Brown Salts away Win - Columbus Ledger
-- Tech burned by missed chances - Macon Telegraph
-- Post-Game Dance Party - AJC
-- Mark Richt Victory Watch - DawgSports
-- The Ride of Brown's Life - Chattanooga Free Press
-- Caption Contest - HeyJennySlater
-- Seven in a Row - GT's AOL Fanhouse Blogger
-- How does this season stack up - DawgSports
See Also Bowl News:
-- If you're going to San Francisco - Get the Picture
-- Freshly Squeezed - Columbus Ledger
-- Happy with a BCS Shot - Athens Banner Herald
-- BCS Bound - Gwinnett Daily
-- An Attractive BCS team - Chattanooga Free Press
-- Go Oklahoma - What's Bruin Dawg