A Music City Bowl victory in a truly inspired defensive effort and a determined effort by quarterback Bo Wallace, the game’s MVP.
It was a signature Wallace game. He forced one play that turned into an interception and Tech quickly converted with a long touchdown pass to get back in the game.
But Wallace — as he does when he’s on — had many more positive plays. He rushed for a career-high 86 yards on 13 carries and scored on runs of 17 and 10 yards. He was 22-for-32 passing for 256 yards, a 28-yard touchdown to Donte Moncrief and the interception.
Here’s the Ole Miss Postgame:
Serderius Bryant and Issac Gross each had eight tackles and combined for five of the Rebels’ 10 tackles for loss, three by Gross.
Interesting postgame comments from Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, who was adamant that he saw nothing from the Ole Miss defense that he had not already seen on video.
That wasn’t what Dave Wommack said:
“It was almost a total adjustment of the scheme. A whole new package went in for it. Our kids took time on it, executed. Some of the passing stuff was what they had run during the year, but most of it was all brand new. You can’t stand in a conventional defense against them and hold in against it. You’ve got to change the windows on the back, and change the window on the pitch and change the windows on the quarterback. … You’ve just got to go through it. You don’t believe it until you see it.”
More in tomorrow’s Day After Observations.