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With both the Cougars and the Yellow Jackets having seasons that are less than satisfying, winning on Saturday is a must for each side. BYU last faced Georgia Tech in 2003 in Provo when the Cougars came out with a 24-13 victory. This year, BYU will face the Yellow Jackets on their home turf at the Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

“They’re probably not playing with as much swagger or confidence as Notre Dame because their season hasn’t gone the way they thought it would go, but they’re definitely capable of playing hard and taking us behind the woodshed if we don’t come prepared,” said Senior Quarterback Riley Nelson.

The Cougars will need to watch out for Georgia Tech Quarterback Tevin Washington. He’s the team’s leading rusher. With 14 touchdowns already this season, stopping him will be no small task.

“I feel like this is something that Coach Mendenhall is looking forward to. He likes playing against the triple-option. He’s been fairly dominant against them over the years. I want to help him stay dominant in this upcoming game,” said Sophomore Defensive Back Jordan Johnson.

Bronco and the Cougars have won five out of six games against triple-option minded teams. They understand just what it will take to grind out a win against Georgia Tech.

“We need to mount drives. We can’t have any three and outs. We can’t have any short drives because that just allows them the chew the clock and wear our defense out. So, we can help our defense out by sustaining drives,” said Nelson.

If the Cougars are able to put up some offensive points tomorrow, their 4th-ranked defense should be able to pull out the Yellow Jackets’ stingers.

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