Tape It Up: Georgia Tech: No Choice

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Georgia Tech: No Choice

Georgia Tech is already down in the dumps after taking a beating at the hands of Boston College in their ACC opener last weekend, but the Yellow Jackets got stung even worse with the news that defending conference rush leader Tashard Choice is questionable for Saturday's game at Virginia. The senior running back strained a hamstring in the third quarter of Saturday's 24-10 loss after recording only 31 yards rushing, his lowest total as a starter.

The loss dropped Georgia Tech to 0-1 in the conference and booted them out of the Top 25 this week. Tech could not get the run game together, recording only 63 yards on 28 carries, a far cry from the 327 yards per game they averaged in their first two outings (against Notre Dame and Samford, but still). Facing Virginia will be no cakewalk, especially without Choice, and the game is a must-win for Tech as it is the Jackets' first Coastal Division contest. And a 7-1 conference record has been a prerequisite for the Coastal Division champion since divisional play was adopted in the ACC. So from here on out, it's win or go home for the Yellow Jackets.

Other than Choice's ailment, Tech looks relatively healthy for Saturday as the team will get strong safety Joe Gaston back from a hamstring injury and special teams player Osahon Tongo from an unspecified injury.

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