Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stat Of The Week: 604 Yards Rushing

ORWIN SMITH (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Yellow Jackets' triple-option attack distributed the ball evenly among a dozen different rushers en route to 604 yards and seven touchdowns rushing in a 66-24 annihilation of Kansas.

No single Tech player carried the ball more than nine times, but as a team the Jackets averaged more than 12 yards per carry and broke twelve runs covering at least 20 yards, including 95 and 63-yard touchdown runs, respectively, on their first offensive snaps of each half. 

At one point in the third quarter, they scored four touchdowns in a span of twelve plays, three of them covering more than 50 yards.

With another 164 yards passing on top of the obscene rushing total — Tech quarterback Tevin Washington averaged 23.4 yards on four completions, two of them going for long scores — the Jackets set a school record for total offense and made the Jayhawks look awful.

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