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Tech 28, UGA 27: Momentum is overrated anyway.

NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

And, as we have seen in some previous disastrous iterations of this rivalry, this young Georgia team absolutely, positively cannot take its foot off the gas too early. I cannot stress this enough. Win the first snap. Win the last snap. Win the ballgame.

—-MaconDawg, all of four hours ago.

Kirby Smart and Company unceremoniously squandered three weeks worth of positive momentum by forgetting that a college football game lasts for sixty minutes. There’s no excuse for that.

There’s not a lot else to say. Georgia played the Jackets to a dead heat in the first half, then came out and took total control in the third quarter. Tech ran a total of 10 plays netting 8 yards in a third quarter that saw Georgia build a two touchdown lead going into the final fifteen minutes.

And that’s where things get messy. Hats off to Paul Johnson and his squad, which continued to make enough plays to stay in it, then turned a ball thrown behind the receiver by Jacob Eason, tipped into the air by Terry Godwin into a Jacob Eason interception. The freshman picked a bad time to actually play like one. He’s get to live with that for a while.

So yeah. Georgia led in time of possession, total yardage, first downs, and rushing yardage, but trailed in passing yards by a slim 164/132 margin. And didn’t make the plays when it counted. In short, we played the game Georgia Tech normally does in this rivalry and got the same result.

Go ‘Dawgs.