Georgia Tech’s players made it clear following Saturday’s 66-24 victory over Kansas that this game had extra significance.
The points Georgia Tech scored didn’t do justice to the more revealing indictment of Kansas University’s defense, which was the ease with which the Yellow Jackets scored them.
A source within the ACC told the Journal-World on Saturday morning that the league could announce the addition of Big East schools Pittsburgh and Syracuse as early as today, a move that likely would set off widespread movement in conference realignment.
The Kansas football team's defense put up a historically bad performance in a 66-24 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.
The Jayhawks allowed 604 rushing yards — a new Georgia Tech school record — and also 768 total yards — also a new Yellow Jackets school record.
It was the most rushing yards KU has ever allowed in a game, topping the 567 rushing yards allowed to Nebraska in 1983.
The 768 total yards was the second-most allowed in KU history and the most since 1978.
Tech (3-0) scored four times on plays of 50-plus yards. That included a 95-yard touchdown run by Orwin Smith on Tech's first play from scrimmage — the longest running play in school history.
KU only trailed 24-17 at halftime before the Yellow Jackets scored 42 straight points.
Darrian Miller led the Jayhawks with 11 carries for 53 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan Webb completed 11 of 19 passes for 148 yards with no interceptions.
KU (2-1) will have a bye week before hosting Texas Tech on Oct. 1.