Monday Oct. 6, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- There could be a quarterback controversy brewing
at Georgia Tech: Jaybo or Josh? Freshman Jaybo Shaw played most of Georgia Tech's 38-7 rout of Mississippi State on Sept. 20, then made his first start Saturday in the Yellow Jackets' 27-0 win over Duke.
Shaw showed for the first time the passing potential in the
spread option, throwing for 230 yards -- all to Demaryius Thomas --
and a touchdown.
One game after Georgia Tech delivered what coach Paul Johnson
said was its best offensive showing against Mississippi State, the
Yellow Jackets (4-1, 2-1 ACC) came back with its most balanced
showing of the season against Duke.
After the win, Johnson said sophomore Josh Nesbitt could return
to practice this week but still may miss his second straight start
with a strained right hamstring he sustained against Mississippi
State. Shaw finished 9-of-13 for 230 yards, a school record for yards
passing by a quarterback making his first start.
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