Friday, August 29, 2008


They call Paul Johnson’s offense “The Perfect Option.” So far, so good.

The Yellowjacket’s Jonathan Dwyer and quarterback Josh Nesbitt each ran for two touchdowns, Morgan Burnett intercepted two first-half passes and Georgia Tech beat Jacksonville State 41-14 on Thursday night.

Jacksonville State QB Ryan Perrilloux was in line to start for LSU this season before being dismissed by the Tigers for disciplinary reasons. Looking for a place to play immediately, he landed at the FCS school and immediately became the starter.

He was 22-for-37 passing for 136 yards, including two touchdown passes to Maurice Dupree. Perrilloux led the Gamecocks with 18 carries for 67 yards.

Johnson, the former Navy coach, had his triple-option offense ready after much concern based on a rash of turnovers in the spring game and summer scrimmages. Georgia Tech ran for 349 yards and had 484 total yards.

(#20 RB Rodney Jones, photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

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