If College Football Had a Playoff: #9 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets @ #8 Ohio State Buckeyes

Continue the new break out hit of the season "What if College Football had a Playoff' returns for game two of the playoff.  Before we get to game two the winner of game one was an expected blowout by Alabama soundly defeating Troy to move on to host the winner of this game.

Now this matchup features two completely different styles with Georgia Tech who runs a triple option and is taking that game to the 'Shoe in Columbus to face the 'we wanna be spread but really a smash mouth football team' Ohio State.

The Ohio State defense is very good but the question has always been the speed of their defense (or lack of speed).  Speed and assignment defense is what Ohio State would need to do to try to stop the Georgia Tech option.  Last year LSU shut down the Tech option with their speed and Ohio State is a bit behind in their speed then LSU.

Ohio State really wants to pound the ball has the wild card in Terrelle Pryor who is a so-so passer but if the Buckeyes use roll outs and move the pocket that will help use his abilities rather then to just drop back and throw.

Just because of the contrasting styles this should be a very good game.  To give some help to those who are not sure who would win I turned to What if Sports to simulate this game.

What if Sports has Ohio State winning a close game 35-31, but Georgia Tech had a 31-20 lead going into the fourth quarter before allowing the Buckeyes to score 15 points to their zero to loss the game.  The decision here is for the fans to vote to see who moves on.

Check back daily at 12 PM eastern time to vote for the next matchup, and voting is only for 24 hours.  As they say in Chicago vote early and vote often.

Ohio State Stats


Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Joe Bauserman 5 30.0 6 19 31.6 124 24.8 6.5 0 0 9 10 2 1.1 0 - -
Terrelle Pryor 12 93.0 144 258 55.8 1828 152.3 7.1 16 10 142 707 58.9 5 7 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Joe Bauserman 5 9 10 2 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.C. Christian 2 5 14 7 2.8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bo DeLande 1 3 5 5 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Gantz 2 4 6 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Herron 9 139 558 62 4 7 8 48 5.3 6 1
Jermil Martin 3 11 84 28 7.6 1 0 0 0 0 0
DeVier Posey 12 2 19 1.6 9.5 0 52 727 60.6 14 7
Terrelle Pryor 12 142 707 58.9 5 7 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Saine 12 131 694 57.8 5.3 4 15 165 13.8 11 1
Dane Sanzenbacher 11 2 8 .700 4 0 27 506 46 18.7 6
Ray Small 11 4 40 3.6 10 0 15 175 15.9 11.7 0
Lamaar Thomas 9 1 6 .700 6 0 1 10 1.1 10 0

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Jake Ballard 9 13 126 14 9.7 0
Zach Boren 3 4 23 7.7 5.8 1
Duron Carter 6 13 176 29.3 13.5 1
Daniel Herron 9 8 48 5.3 6 1
DeVier Posey 12 52 727 60.6 14 7
Brandon Saine 12 15 165 13.8 11 1
Dane Sanzenbacher 11 27 506 46 18.7 6
Ray Small 11 15 175 15.9 11.7 0
Jake Stoneburner 2 2 30 15 15 0
Lamaar Thomas 9 1 10 1.1 10 0

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Devin Barclay 4 - - - - - 4 7 60.0% 12 12 100.0% 24
Aaron Pettrey 9 - - - - - 13 19 70.0% 28 29 100.0% 67


Georgia Tech Stats


Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Josh Nesbitt 13 83.0 73 153 47.7 1689 129.9 11 10 4 259 991 76.2 3.8 18 - -
Jaybo Shaw 4 -50.0 1 2 50 18 4.5 9 0 1 12 51 12.8 4.3 0 - -
Tevin Washington 1 100.0 1 1 100 21 21 21 0 0 6 40 40 6.7 0 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Anthony Allen 13 61 597 45.9 9.8 5 5 112 8.6 22.4 1
Lucas Cox 3 9 31 10.3 3.4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Dwyer 13 221 1346 103.5 6.1 14 3 25 1.9 8.3 0
Stephen HIll 8 5 84 10.5 16.8 1 6 137 17.1 22.8 1
Roddy Jones 11 53 345 31.4 6.5 3 0 0 0 0 0
Preston Lyons 11 30 139 12.6 4.6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Malone 1 1 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Nesbitt 13 259 991 76.2 3.8 18 0 0 0 0 0
Embry Peeples 11 28 143 13 5.1 0 8 244 22.2 30.5 1
Jaybo Shaw 4 12 51 12.8 4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quentin Sims 1 2 19 19 9.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Orwin Smith 11 5 26 2.4 5.2 0 2 26 2.4 13 0
Demaryius Thomas 13 1 3 .200 3 0 46 1154 88.8 25.1 8
Tevin Washington 1 6 40 40 6.7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richard Watson 4 9 37 9.3 4.1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Wright 11 32 190 17.3 5.9 3 0 0 0 0 0

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Anthony Allen 13 5 112 8.6 22.4 1
Jonathan Dwyer 13 3 25 1.9 8.3 0
Stephen HIll 8 6 137 17.1 22.8 1
Daniel McKayhan 2 1 18 9 18 0
Tyler Melton 4 5 46 11.5 9.2 0
Embry Peeples 11 8 244 22.2 30.5 1
Orwin Smith 11 2 26 2.4 13 0
Demaryius Thomas 13 46 1154 88.8 25.1 8

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Scott Blair 11 - - - - - 14 19 70.0% 43 44 100.0% 85
Chris Tanner 3 - - - - - 0 1 0 14 14 100.0% 14


 


 

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